wpa encryption of wireless network how to?

Bill Davidsen davidsen at tmr.com
Mon Feb 18 18:22:57 UTC 2008

Tim wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-02-17 at 10:37 -0500, wrote:
>>> It doesn't make it the slightest bit hard.  My computer find networks
>>> without an SSID being broadcast.  They're harder to work out which is
>>> the right network to use, only in as much as you've got to try them all
>>> out one by one.  But they're listed, and selectable.
> Bill Davidsen:
>> Amazing how your words agree with me while your tone says you don't.
>> You agree that it makes it harder to connect, and seem to see no
>> benefit to making an AP less inviting. Any step to make access even a
>> little harder or less appealing will deflect some portion of the
>> hackers who are looking for an easy target. 
> You're interpreting words, rather than taking them at face value.
> It doesn't make it *harder* to "connect".  It's just as *easy* to
> connect to one with or without out.  That's the false security side of
> things.
> Working out which is the right one can be more difficult, for someone
> trying to connect to the right one (e.g. you, or your neighbour, who're
> trying to connect to their own).  That's the networking problems side of
> things.
> For someone just wanting to misuse someone else's wireless LAN, that's
> not even an issue.  They'll try them all, they won't care which.  So
> there's the fallacy that you're falling into kicking the bucket.
You read different security books than I do, mine say you should make 
every single step as hard as possible, even if there's a workaround the 
intruder may not know it.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com>
   "We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
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