wi-fi security?

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Thu Aug 6 13:53:05 UTC 2009

Raseel Bhagat wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 1:24 PM, Sandy Harris <sandyinchina at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> In short, WEP is broken. So if you actually want a secure
>> wireless network, you have to use some other protocol,
>> SSH or IPsec, to protect that connection.
> Your correct about WEP being insecure. However, it is better than no
> security.

I don't think so.  People using WEP _think_ they have some security - imo, 
that's more dangerous than knowing you don't have any, when WEP can be 
cracked in minutes.

> And the alternative to WEP would be security modes WPA-PSK (or WPA
> Personal) and WPA-Enterprise.

Indeed.  Using SSH or IPSec is something you want to do for sensitive 
applications _on top_ of WEP or WPA, but the basic security on the transport 
should be WPA (which is crackable, too, but considerably harder than WEP).

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