Posted by forrest (184.108.40.206) on November 07, 2001 at 06:37:10:
In Reply to: Re: 802.11b wireless posted by Randy on November 05, 2001 at 17:41:27:
: >>I am curious how they'll handle security issues.
: One thing that an ISP can do is to filter connections based on wireless card hardware addresses. This is open to spoofing of course, but the attacker would need to gain information about the card addresses that were allowed.
this is my initial plan to get it started. later down the line i'm going to be looking at using the NoCat authoization software that they're putting together.
and yes, basicaly WEP is a joke. with my dlink cards i could sit around with airsnort outside your house for a little while and crack it wide open.
basicaly, encrypt everything you can. tunneling port 80 through ssl might be a good idea. if i can get squid to do this, that'd be great.
all my important stuff is done via ssh, scp, https, smtps, pop3s and imaps though. i'm not terribly worried if someone knows i visit slashdot though. basicaly, if you encrypt everything you can, even if it's an open connection, it shouldn't be to bad.
if you are interested, visit the website i threw together, and join the mailing list.