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[ale] wireless security

but if the vpn is going over the open wap... it still doesn't handle
securiing the machines on the wap.. only the data transferred across the
connection after the connection is made

vpn on top of wpa2/radius is a good solution, though


On 4/6/07, James P. Kinney III <jkinney at localnetsolutions.com> wrote:
> It's a total waste of time trying to secure wireless connections with
> out the use of VPN software. If the badies want in, they will get in.
> Drop a totally open high gain antenna WAP in the network outside the
> firewall and secure the stuff on the network. If sniffing data is deemed
> bad, require VPN connections.
> http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/04/03/2116239
> On Thu, 2007-04-05 at 18:20 -0400, Daniel Howard wrote:
> > Although the conventional wisdom has been that WiFi security is
> > laughable, there have been some improvements lately (WPA2/802.11i) and
> > there are third party solutions that require an additional access server
> > be added to the network.
> >
> > What is the currently thinking of this group of the adequateness of the
> > 802.11i security in off the shelf WiFi APs?
> >
> > TIA, Daniel
> >
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