Do you leave your WiFi connection WEP encrypted?

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Do you leave your WiFi connection WEP encrypted?

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Do you leave your WiFi connection WEP encrypted?

Post by BlackCow on Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:13 pm
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I don't have any WEP encryption.

How dangerous is this? I mean besides some war driver using my bandwidth is it possible for them to compromise my computers on the network?
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Post by droptable on Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:27 pm
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Depends on your OS, settings, and passwords.

WEP is an older method of encryption and has been cracked. I recommend you upgrade to a router supporting WPA.
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Post by yourmysin on Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:18 pm
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Honestly, I have never relied on WEP. In fact, cracking WEP is one of the easiest ways to learn a bit about network security. Sure, WEP will keep out the neighbors, but it will not keep out the hackers.

Cracking WEP is actually relatively easy, just need the right drivers for your wireless card, or hey, write your own.
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Post by Amorack on Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:52 pm
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Its better to be safe than sorry, so even if you just don't want Jenkins next door to free-load off you it'd probably be better just to upgrade you wireless security.
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Re: Do you leave your WiFi connection WEP encrypted?

Post by Gwethir on Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:03 pm
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Well, you want to know what other stuff they might do other than using your bandwidth? Ethernet is not secure at all, and you got them on your ethernet. So, the easiest thing they can do is to redirect all your traffic through them via ARP-poisoning, thus getting all unencrypted data that you send, including passwords etc. That's something any 14 year old boy with a laptop and a tutorial can do. There are other stuff they can do ofc, but that is the easiest and maybe most 'profitable' for them. You definitely want your network to be WPA encrypted with a so strong pw that you can't remember it but have to write it down (do make it too hard bruteforce it (they can do an offline bruteforce) Remember that for each new bit in your password, the time needed to bruteforce it is doubled. If you keep your pw totally random, you can get almost 8 bits of strength per character. So, a long pw is good, I'd say make it max (60 or something chars) )
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Post by TheMindRapist on Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:23 pm
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Writing down your password isn't that good of an idea either though.
A long password is good, but maybe make it a sentence so you can remember it.
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Re: Do you leave your WiFi connection WEP encrypted?

Post by leonidas_heaven on Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:10 am
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Hey don't worry But instead of using a long password use 128 de bit encryption...
Thats cool Isn't it....
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