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"Police Surveillance Network" ... guess how I will name my network tonight
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I never had mine secured for years. I am in the same boat as some of the others posting in here. I live so far away from anyone else, I thought there was no worries of anyone trying to connect through mine much less doing something illegal that would affect me. I started noticing my modem lights going like crazy in the middle of the night, when I knew I didn't have anything on that would use it. At first I attributed it to windows update or something like that, but it kept up over the next few days every night.

It seems some guy had actually put a hawking range extender/repeater dish out in a field in between our houses. He/she wasn't doing anything illegal as far as I know, but was using my connection without me knowing and with me thinking there was no way anyone could reach that far away. Not including the hicktown I lived in was full of what I assumed was computer illiterates that would have no idea how to do something like that.

I locked mine down that day I found it. At least I got a free dish out of the deal
post #33 of 84
What I hate is when people have unsecured wireless...and then enable sharing!

I've actually put .txts on random peoples' desktops telling them how bad of a situation they have going and how they can fix it. Heh, I've also sent them to some printers. I have one nieghbor with the SSID of "Selma" that I have done both too and she still has a wide open network broadcasting to the niegborhood. Too many people arround or else I'd go find her and offer to fix it.
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I still used wired for exactly this reason. Although when I get a smart phone soon I think I will be forced to go wireless...

This is exactly why you name you wireless network "Police Surveillance Van #3" or something similar. I got that idea from another thread here on OCN about this topic.
I named my router FBI. lol.
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You know...all you people who are naming your SSIDs after various goverment agencies might be asking for trouble. Who do you think the real pro crackers aim for? If one was out driving around and fishing for signals...they would probably mess with you just for catching their eye for a second (becuase it would be obvious in a couple seconds that you were not who your SSID said you were).

Name it something normal, don't broadcast the SSID (not that it stops much), and have password protected sharing is most likely the safest practice. Enabling MAC filtering is pain if you have guests and it is really easy to spoof a MAC address these days so I don't think it is worth it in my opinion.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 4/27/11 at 9:18am
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This is American I will leave my wifi open for others if I want.
I'm tempted to send 4chan users your way to teach you a lesson.
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http://www.overclock.net/networking-...-security.html

And old thread I made about securing your network. A lot of people say that WPA2 is all you need (which for randoms is generally true) but what about relatives or other people who can get your password from your kids or other such things? Not everyone is capable of cracking passwords but cracking is not the only way to get in...
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It seems dumb that people would actually think that government agencies would be idiotic enough to use such SSIDs. They'd probably be hidden, if anything. MAC address filtering?
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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post
You know...all you people who are naming your SSIDs after various goverment agencies might be asking for trouble. Who do you think the real pro crackers aim for? If one was out driving around and fishing for signals...they would probably mess with you just for catching their eye for a second (becuase it would be obvious in a couple seconds that you were not who your SSID said you were).

Name it something normal, don't broadcast the SSID (not that it stops much), and have password protected sharing is most likely the safest practice. Enabling MAC filtering is pain if you have guests and it is really easy to spoof a MAC address these days so I don't think it is worth it in my opinion.
Kismet will discover the SSID when it is set not to publish.

The use of MAC filtering is just an inconvience. Kismet cat be set to pick up broadcasting AMCs and you can use it to authenticate. The best approach is to encrypted with WP2 and change the password every day. You should change the password before you transmit at least 500Megs of authentication data. this activity can be easily broken using high end graphic cards in real time.

Good surfing
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Originally Posted by IEATFISH View Post
http://www.overclock.net/networking-...-security.html

And old thread I made about securing your network. A lot of people say that WPA2 is all you need (which for randoms is generally true) but what about relatives or other people who can get your password from your kids or other such things? Not everyone is capable of cracking passwords but cracking is not the only way to get in...
That's where a MAC address comes in (inb4herpaderpapplecomments).

You can use WPA2 in combination with MAC filtering. Even if they can crack the WPA2, witha strong enough password on your router and Mac filter, it's extremely difficult for 99.9% of anyone out there trying to get in there.
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