[NTLK] Email To Newton Talk: Mac Fitering And Encryption
newtonphoenix at mindspring.com
Wed Jun 15 10:32:07 EDT 2011
Yes, I would like to add my voice to the MAC filtering debate. I use it for a variety of devices including several Newtons...I've not had any problems with it.
Tony's advice about sending personal information over a secured network (httpS://, capital S added for emphasis only) is good advice I think for ANY device you might be using, not just one using MAC filtering!
Sent from my First Generation iPad
On Jun 14, 2011, at 4:17 PM, Tony Morrow <gizmo1482 at gmail.com> wrote:
> While MAC filtering will easily keep someone from connecting to your wireless network, it doesn't encrypt your data. If somebody was to be close buy they could potentially sniff the network and see any unsecure data your sending between the router and a device. If you do need to enter personal information into a website make sure the url starts with HTTPS:// . The "S" means it's a secure connection and someone sniffing wouldn't be able to see the data.
> On Jun 14, 2011, at 6:37 PM, Tony Kan wrote:
>> Fortunately the risk of encountering a determined hacker is relatively
>> small. I use Mac filtering and AFAIK have had no issues in the 6-7 years I
>> have had Wifi.
>> Tony Kan
>> New Zealand
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>> MAC filtering can be bypassed if you know what you are doing. It does
>> keep out causual but not the determinated hacker.
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