[mythtv-users] STAY AWAY FROM WI-FI !!!
billk at iinet.net.au
Fri Dec 9 02:10:05 EST 2005
google helps here: there are tools that inject a packet that disconnects
a client. On reconnect, they try and get in first using the spoofed mac
address - if they win, they have knocked your "connected" client off the
air and taken its place. Finding the mac address is also easy: kismet
etc. Use wpa_psk and/or openvpn with a good config so they cant slip in
- they can knock you off, but cant connect.
However, I have had problems with this combination, I think because of
the overhead openvpn adds to a borderline connection - sometimes its
good, other times pauses as the buffer cant fill fast enough. Without
openvpn it was OK.
On Thu, 2005-12-08 at 20:25 -0900, John Andersen wrote:
> On 12/8/05, Todd <nospam at tippyturtle.com> wrote:
> Not to fan the flames here...but...
> 1. MAC filtering is a joke, any bored 12 year old kid can
> spoof a trusted
> MAC. So is thinking you are hidden by turning off broadcast
> SSID..etc. If
> you have a machine talking to your AP, the snoop can see all
> they need to
> But they have to know which MAC to spoof don't they.
> And if that MAC is connected, as my remote stations always are they
> will not be successful spoofing a MAC.
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