wifi access from laptop to starbucks wifi

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 22 22:32:39 UTC 2010

On 06/22/2010 03:17 PM, Tim was caught red-handed while writing::
> 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
> protection
Ah.... The Genius of Marketing!!
A friend who was a marketing/salesman rep for a big company
told us this joke at a dinner:
Two marketing guys from 2 different companies are talking.
Q: Which one of them is lying?
A: The one whose lips are moving.

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