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  • Wireless Security
    • Do NOT use clear text passwd or send/receive sensitive documents

    • Use Encrypted connection to your "wireless router"
      • Use TKIP compatible routers and access points
      • Use ssh/ssl for all activity

    • Anybody with wireless sniffers can sniff ALL of your wireless data
      • they can sniff from the other building
      • they can sniff from the floor above or below you
      • they can sniff from down the road

    • WEP encryption used for 95% of the wireless network has been cracked back in Feb 2001

    • Wireless network is insecure and should be OUTSIDE your firewall

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    ESSID is NOT for Security
    • To See the ESSID of any wireless device within range
      • iwlist scan

    • Use kismet or equivalent to sniff ALL the wireless traffic
    • Use ethereal to see the "essid" in the packets

      ISS.net ESSID
      Bastard.net ssidSniff

    • SSIDs occur in the following frames
        BEACONs
        PROBE Requests
        PROBE Responses
        ASSOCIATION Requests
        REASSOCIATION Requests

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