Re: [NTLK] Newton Noobie seeks help

From: Thomas Brand (T2) <>
Date: Wed Jun 20 2007 - 08:01:57 EDT

I reply to this subject every time with the same warning. MAC address
filtering offers absolutely no security to anyone with a gram of
skill or knowledge in the area of wireless data collection. This is
because a wireless network with only MAC address filtering enabled
can still be passively scanned. The attacker can easily determine a
valid Mac address from the observed traffic, and spoof his MAC
address to join the network. After that he most likely would add his
MAC address to the filter, continue gathering data, and sharing your
bandwidth. Please do not believe MAC address filtering offers any
kind of security other than keeping uninformed members of the
community off of your network.

Thomas Brand (T2)

On Jun 20, 2007, at 5:47 AM, Alan Fleming wrote:

> If the driver's counting down to zero, then its demo period has
> expired. What happens then is that WEP functionality is disabled in
> the driver. Unfortunately, there's no way left of registering the
> driver to re-enable this, so to use with driver you'll need to change
> your wireless network to Open, and for (some) security use MAC
> locking to restrict which devices can join the network.
> Hope this helps, even though it's not good news..
> Alan.

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