Re: [NTLK] Newton Noobie seeks help

From: Roger Misteli <>
Date: Wed Jun 20 2007 - 10:13:50 EDT

Hi Thomas & Alan

I know MAC security is crap. But that doesnt' really matter, I have enough Access Points that I can use so I can use an AP for the Newton alone and only and which doesn't need access to my LAN, so thats okay for me :-)

Thanks very much, I'll try that asap.
On Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at 02:05PM, "Thomas Brand (T2)" <> wrote:
>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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