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Wireless security






What security do you have enabled on your wireless accesspoint
none
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
MAC Filter
16%
 16%  [ 1 ]
some kind of WEP Key
33%
 33%  [ 2 ]
some kind of WPA Key
50%
 50%  [ 3 ]
huh? Security? Why is that?
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 6

marioflory
I want to ask you something: Do you enable security for your wireless router/accesspoint?
I realised that most people don't. Maybe you want to give me some comments on this.
Xeniczone
we use wep and mac filtering. Only comptuers with mac adresses that we approve of then you also need a computer password.
orno
xeniczone: wep keys (64 or 128 bit) can be cracked within a matter of minutes using some "tools"
MAC addresses can be spoofed

WPA can be brute force broken (if you choose a bad passphrase) but for normal users i would suggest nothing less than WPA2

(for the really paranoid, VPN Razz)
ForceRun
i think the whole hipe over hacking wireless connections is just lame. Whats the point, answer me that.
orno
ForceRun: free broadband internet connections?
Xeniczone
Oron: that is why I use both. You can't crack the WEP without having access to the router. The Mac adress keeps you out. WEP also keeps you out. You can't hack the WEP without having access to the router.
orno
lemme just say, yes, you can (without elaborating more)
Xeniczone
No you can't!

When you want to first scan for a network

iwlist wlan0 scan

Once you have found the network (so far we don't need permission to access the router.)
it will give use the ESSID or name, frequency if the encryption is on or not and some other info. Then it will ping the router.

After we know what network we like we do this.

iwconfig wlan0 mode (mode)

The mode was told to us using the scan.

Then we must type in the encryption code

iwconfig wlan0 key restricted (key)

This is where you will get stuck because without access you can't find the encryption key or run an encryption key scan to find a key at all.
orno
google Kismet, void11, airodump etc
WEP + MAC filtering is NOT enough
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