wifi access from laptop to starbucks wifi

Tim ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Tue Jun 22 22:17:18 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-06-22 at 13:23 -0700, JD wrote:
> Choose WPA2 with AES (aka CCMP), and you're safe
> (until someone comes along and exposes to the world
> that it is breakable).

Well, to be pedantic, if someone cracks it but doesn't publicly prove
it, you're still unsafe.  ;-)

You really have to wonder at manufacturers who continue to offer unsafe
hardware, providing options that were proved unsafe years ago.  And even
more so when they set them as the default!

And I'm sick of products with totally misleading documentation.  For
instance, this bullshit is written with my Dlink router:

"Enabling Hidden Mode is another way to secure your network. With this
option enabled, no wireless clients will be able to see your wireless
network when they perform scan to see what's available. In order for
your wireless devices to connect to your router, you will need to
manually enter the Wireless Network Name on each device."

It's utterly wrong in the first sentence.  Hiding the SSID broadcast
doesn't "secure" anything, at all.  The clueless will set it, thinking
it makes them safe, when it doesn't offer them the slightest bit of

[tim at localhost ~]$ uname -r

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