Wi-fi security system is 'broken'

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  1. RockieRV

    RockieRV Deleted User

    More holes have been picked in the security measure designed to protect the privacy and data of wi-fi users.

    For full story see here:

    BBC
     
  2. olley

    olley Funster

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    Hi Sharon been talked about for ages, all the routers I have bought in the last 3 years have WPA which is better but still not foolproof.

    I don't think this is really a concern for joe public as even WEP needs a bit of savvy to break. So I would think its the big companies who are most at risk.

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  3. GJH

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    I would reckon that's right. I have our wireless system set up to allow access only to specified MAC addresses, but that can be bypassed as well by anyone who really wants to. Living in a quiet suburb I'm not really concerned.

    I think our local NHS Trust demonstrated the most comprehensive security installation when they implemented stacks of portable devices using WiFi in a hospital where the composition of the steel and concrete in the walls blocks all WiFi signals, making the devices useless. Never mind, they only cost 3 grand each :Eeek:

    Graham
     
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    If its electrical, Digital or logic based it will never be fool proof!
    There are a world full of hackers out there and most of them are better than the people their trying to hack!

    Even NASAs most secret information was hacked several years ago and was found by a guy in the Uk in a spam email!
    Turned out it was Russian students in Germany!
     
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    Heh guy's don't worry when you've got your ID cards you'll know who you are and they will be TOTALLY secure:Laughing::Laughing::Laughing:
     
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