Make your wireless Internet connection safe from hackers

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  1. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Link to story: http://www.gmtoday.com/news/local_stories/2004/March_04/03252004_11.asp

     
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    Hi,

    Additional to the article above.
    Instead of WEP you can use the stronger WPA.
    Read about WPA here:

    http://www.pcmag.com/

    To test yourself Netstumbler can be found here:

    www.netstumbler.com

    See also threadid 1797 on netstumbler forum


    Gerard
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    The article unfortunatly does not tell how to make your wireless absolutley impenitrable, simply because it is imposible. But you can make it almost invulnurable if you follow the instructions that come with your wireless router and follow the guidelines in the previous article and other articles of a simular nature. But the truth is if it is broadcast through the air someone somewhere will find a way to intrude on it. :(
     
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    Yep, you are right.
    Anyway i am not worried about it at all as a private user. Will look out the window for cars with big antenna's, :D

    Btw. when using Linux or BSD and having perl, u can use "FakeAP"
    When using FakeAP it seems you have 53000 accesspoints instead of one
    (works only with a Prism2-chipset in your ethernetadapter.

    Greetings
     
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