!!Email snooping question

Discussion in 'Security Software' started by snoopkilla, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. snoopkilla

    Alun Jones Guest

    One of the signs of a well-thought-out solution is that things that are
    impossible to effectively hide are not ineffectively hidden. As you say, in
    wireless, everyone can sniff the traffic - radio broadcasts are clearly
    publicly receivable. So, if you want any kind of security...
    You can increase that cost by improving the quality of the encryption, of
    course.

    Consider, too, the different kinds of encryption likely to be in place:

    Weak access-point-level encryption segregates those who have access to the
    network from those who do not have access to the network.

    Strong access-point-level encryption segregates each client from each other
    client, so that they use different session keys.

    Alun.
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    [Please don't email posters, if a Usenet response is appropriate.]
     
    Alun Jones, Feb 6, 2006
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  2. snoopkilla

    Mister Murtz Guest


    That's an awfully progressive admission from an avowed right-winger like
    your self, Phillip.

    :)
     
    Mister Murtz, Feb 6, 2006
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  3. Hows that?
     
    Phillip Windell, Feb 6, 2006
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  4. While this scenario started a debate, I have a feeling the most
    important point of my original post was lost. So, I'll just reemphasize
    it, instead of contributing more to the debate, as I don't have
    wireless, and haven't used the access in airports, schools, or even rest
    stops along the Interstate.

    The important point from my original post is this. If it's not yours,
    don't mess with it. Or, as I put it in the original post,
    If you don't mess around with other people's accounts, then you don't
    have to worry about whether or not someone will 'sniff' your
    transmission at a public airport (or anywhere) and use your account to
    mess with the accounts that you played with. And, you won't have to
    worry about whether or not someone can (or will) detect your activities.
    In other words, STAY OUT.
     
    Patrick Dickey, Feb 10, 2006
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