- Jul 22, 2003
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Can I use your wifi?“Personally, my home network regularly changes ESSID, BSSID, and 64 character WPA2 key. It’s not perfect, and people get angry at a key that long, but it gets the job done.”
And you would be very very wrong.I would like to connect with my notebook to such a network, and challenge someone to tell me what they really can see, because I doubt if someone can see any thing.
I would like to think that I protected my notebook and my comms properly. Everything leaving my notebook is encrypted, and all my network connections firewalled, all incomming traffic gets dropped.And you would be very very wrong.
If you are a reasonable user with unique passwords you have a chance. If you have the same password everywhere you are buggered.
It's not about how much they can see but rather what they can do with the little bit that they can see based on user ignorance about security.
If your passwords are all the same or very similar you need only grab that one password and spend an hour or so testing it against other services and soon your identity is gone.
Then you obviously know enough that the article wasn't intended for or targeted at you.I would like to think that I protected my notebook and my comms properly. Everything leaving my notebook is encrypted, and all my network connections firewalled, all incomming traffic gets dropped.
In the same way I would like to get that encryption randsomware, to test if my setup is secure enough.
My passwords all have a structure, but none are the same, 12-17 characters capitals, special characters and numbers. I hope I'm okay on that front.
I've never actually managed to connect to these wifi hotspots.. so I guess my banking details are safe
they won't get my master card details :
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