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5 Steps to WLAN security

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5 Steps to WLAN security

just found this post , thought it may benifit some of you wirless people out here

http://www.computerworld.com/securitytopics/security/story/0,10801,97178,00.html?f=x73
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5 Steps to WLAN security

Nice one buzz.

Sweet.

Mark
bobgidden
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: 5 Steps to WLAN security

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just found this post


Yes, useful.

Where it says "Intrusion Detection", I'm running the AirSnare app on XPpro-SP2 which gives warning of attempts of non-recognised PCs (actually MAC addresses) to connect to your WAP. It seems quite stable.

You can get it (free) from
http://home.comcast.net/~jay.deboer/airsnare/

but I am actually running the newest beta from
http://s3.invisionfree.com/AirSnare/index.php?showtopic=143
(NOTE you need to install RC1 and then update it to RC3)

HTH

BobG
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5 Steps to WLAN security

another link to read
http://www.linksys.com/splash/wirelessnotes.asp

in short:-
Change the default admin user and password away from defaults – Its very easy to find default passwords on the internet so change it. If possible also change the administrator user name.

Use encryption – turn on wireless security unless you like strangers going though your stuff. All wireless systems have WEP but use the best encryption you have

After setting up each connection turn off SSID - if you cant be seen you wont get casual break in attempt.

Impliment MAC address filtering if your hardware supports this

And lastly (and imo most important) turn off wireless & remote configuration of router/firewall