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RatHole: Wireless insecurity at NANOG meetings

  • From: Al Rowland
  • Date: Mon Sep 23 14:15:53 2002

"That [WEB] will give people a false sense of security." IMHO those
'people' are a group that is a subset of folk that will do 'unwise'
things no matter what level of scurity is in place.

Move along, nothing to see here...

Internet != secure, period.

Best regards,
_________________________
Alan Rowland


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu] On Behalf Of
Chris Adams
Sent: Sunday, September 22, 2002 11:51 PM
To: nanog@merit.edu
Subject: Re: Wireless insecurity at NANOG meetings



On Sunday, Sep 22, 2002, at 15:41 US/Pacific, William Allen Simpson 
wrote:
> I will agree that the security in WEP is almost useless, and have 
> personally campaigned to change it for years.  But, it is still the 
> only Access Control widely available.  So, it should be used, in 
> addition to the better methods.

That will give people a false sense of security. Wouldn't it be better 
to use an approach like NetReg to give every user a warning when they 
first connect to the network? That doesn't require any arcane software 
config and would give an accurate indication of how secure the network 
is.

Chris






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