F-13 new wireless routers -

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 15 02:49:51 UTC 2010

  On 08/14/2010 07:38 PM, James McKenzie wrote:
> Bill Davidsen wrote:
>> Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wrote:
>>> Bob Goodwin<bobgoodwin at wildblue.net>  writes:
>>>>      Yes  I have been running WEP 'cause I have one old device that can
>>>>      do no more than that, and I usually admit only certain [18 or 19]
>>>>      MAC addresses that I have listed. Add to that the fact that I am in
>>>>      a rural area surrounded by cotton and soy beans, the distance to the
>>>>      road is about 200 meters, I don't think LAN security is a major
>>>>      worry. I can't detect any other systems when I scan.
>>> Well, WEP will keep out the casual person looking for an open wifi.  To
>>> be honest, I think that is good enough unless you have a bored and
>>> highly talented kid living next door.
>> I live across the street from a college. My security is better than theirs,
>> thankfully.
> And they employ CISSPs too.  I feel that they should be like an armoured
> camp.  However you cannot tell most of the 19 year old crowd about
> netbots and the like.  It's fun when they bring in their laptops and you
> tell them that you cannot do jack for them and that Geek Squad is only a
> phone call away...(After the bot blows up their hard drive due to
> excessive activity and it has their project that is due tomorrow on it.)
> James McKenzie
> SSCP 367830 (yes, I am a security expert, that's why I don't run
> Winblows and my unprotected Linux box is not on the 'Net.)
On the bright side, holes in tcp/ip, various *nix daemons, windows, ...etc
created jobs for millions of people :)

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