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With regards to a wireless network itís clear that WPA offers a more secure method of encryption then WEP. But I was wondering that if you were using WEP and ...
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- 03-17-2006 #1
General wireless security question
With regards to a wireless network itís clear that WPA offers a more secure method of encryption then WEP.
But I was wondering that if you were using WEP and you connected to a secure site (for example paypal or an internet banking site) then would the 128-bit ssl connection be secure enough so that Ďonlookersí would not be able to read the packets sent from my laptop to my wireless router?
i.e. what Iím asking (in a nutshell) is would the presence of the 128-bit ssl encryption make the flaws of WEP irrelevant?
- 03-17-2006 #2
the way I see it is that if i use a sniffer on my neighbour's wireless network (WEP) I can decrypt what he is sending. But with ssl, I will have to break that on top of sniffing his wireless packets.
Yes, using ssl in theory should make up for wep flaws, but it is my personal preference to just use wpa all the time.
Yes, I am one of those paranoid people when it comes to securityLife is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.
- 03-22-2006 #3
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- 03-23-2006 #5
i dont realy worrie abiut it at all there are very few ppl around me if any that useing nix's .....and thus can see my boxen at all and as alexk stated with ssh it is encrypted anyways....
- 03-23-2006 #6