Protected WLAN

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at
Sun May 22 00:45:53 UTC 2011

On 5/20/11 3:54 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-05-20 at 14:20 +0000, g wrote:
> I know it extremely well, having taught it in undergrad CS courses.
Most of us out here that lived through that mess are very well versed in 
the history and arrest of Phil.  There was a fund to help pay for his 
> I have completely lost track of whatever point it was you were trying to
> make. PGP has nothing whatever to do with Wifi security in the sense of
> this thread.
Cryptographic algorithms and making their internal workings public.  
BTW, there are TWO versions of PGP, one that uses the still patented RSA 
front end and the other uses IDEA.  Guess which one is stronger and 
costs money to use and is ILLEGAL to export outside of the United 
States?  That is why I LOVE the ability to bring things into the United 
States that basically make some points moot.

The point is that the WPA-2 and AES products are fully documented.  
Breaking them is basically against the law for several reasons.  But if 
you fail to properly secure your network, do not employ appropriate 
security notification guards and I 'accidentally' break in, whose fault 
is it?  And I'll still be looking at a handcuff surprise...

James McKenzie

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