Friday, 17 April 2015

Wifi security

A brief security digression: I was checking out a new tablet-driven audio mixer the other day, and was somewhat appalled to discover that its builtin access point only supported WEP for authentication (I.e. how your computer signs on to it). 

Heads up, if you run your own WIFi access points: WEP is trivially hackable by any script kiddie with a small fraction of a clue. If your access point supports it, for your own safety upgrade to WPA2. And while you're at it, disable WPS: it may be incredibly convenient but the "security" process it uses to connect is laughably insecure. 

1 comment:

  1. I would return that as not fit for purpose. The only functional difference now between WEP and an open access point is that you may be fooled into thinking WEP gives you some security.

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