Thursday, July 08, 2010

E-Security has an article on wireless router security

E-Security has an article, broadcast in a tweet today from Webroot, about wireless security, “7 things hackers hope you don’t know”, link (web url) here.

The article is detailed, and explains the various levels of wireless encryption and security methods. Netgear recommends WPA-PSK (TKIP) + WPA2-PSK (AES). It prompts you for a passphrase and stores it in a web address tied to your IP address at routerlogin.net. However, you can use a log on for Internet access only if your broadband ISP has provisioned you or set you up that way. If you try to set one up yourself, Internet connectivity will drop, even for the main PC through the router.

It’s probable that ISP’s will have to pay more attention to helping home users tighten their wireless security, since routers can sometimes have ranges of a few hundred yards, opening them up to possible wardriving.

Picture: unrelated to article, but broadcasting an "inconvenient truth."

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