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Windows 7: 5 Wi-Fi security myths you must abandon now

11 Oct 2013   #1
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
5 Wi-Fi security myths you must abandon now

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Wi-Fi has evolved over the years, and so have the techniques for securing your wireless network. An Internet search could unearth information thatís outdated and no longer secure or relevant, or thatís simply a myth.

Weíll separate the signal from the noise and show you the most current and effective means of securing your Wi-Fi network.
5 Wi-Fi security myths you must abandon now | PCWorld


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11 Oct 2013   #2
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Yes & No

Blocking SSIDs, MAC addresses and setting IP addresses is probably more trouble than it is worth, for a network with more than a handful of devices.

The author seems to think that keeping the "Average Joe" out of your home network is a waste of time.
"Don't bother doing this as determined hackers will easily bypass this."

Let's see how that advice works in a different scenario.
"Don't bother putting a fence around your house, or locking your doors, as determined criminals will easily bypass these defences."

The less attackers you have to deal with, the greater your chances of victory.

To put it another way, which would you prefer to be attacked by:
  1. A professional fighter?
  2. Hundreds of amateurs AND a professional fighter?
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12 Oct 2013   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
...To put it another way, which would you prefer to be attacked by:
  1. A professional fighter?
  2. Hundreds of amateurs AND a professional fighter?
I prefer not be attacked at all.
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12 Oct 2013   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you Borg 386 for the article. Very interesting.
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12 Oct 2013   #5
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
...To put it another way, which would you prefer to be attacked by:
  1. A professional fighter?
  2. Hundreds of amateurs AND a professional fighter?
I prefer not be attacked at all.
Agreed.

I haven't perfected my Predator suit, so turning invisible is out of the question.
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12 Oct 2013   #6
Stephanie

Linux Zorin OS x64, Win 7 Pro x64, Chalet OS x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
...To put it another way, which would you prefer to be attacked by:
  1. A professional fighter?
  2. Hundreds of amateurs AND a professional fighter?
I prefer not be attacked at all.
Agree
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12 Oct 2013   #7
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
...To put it another way, which would you prefer to be attacked by:
  1. A professional fighter?
  2. Hundreds of amateurs AND a professional fighter?
I prefer not be attacked at all.
Agreed.

I haven't perfected my Predator suit, so turning invisible is out of the question.
Just eat garlic and onions and don't bathe for a week.
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12 Oct 2013   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I must be real safe. I do the onions a garlic but I'm on a 2 week schedule for a bath.
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12 Oct 2013   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I must be real safe. I do the onions a garlic but I'm on a 2 week schedule for a bath.
Eeewww!
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