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Originally Posted by brodieboy143 View Post

It's called MAC address filtering and most higher end routers have it. I'm running it on my router with DD-WRT

Edit: Realised that was likely sarcasm, but MAC address filtering is still a great addition to any network

Yep, especially because mac spoofing is just a myth.
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Tis why you should always secure your WiFi.

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There is securing your wireless network and then there is securing your wireless network. I still see people running WEP encryption or sometimes, though rarely today, no encryption at all.
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post #13 of 32
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It's called MAC address filtering and most higher end routers have it. I'm running it on my router with DD-WRT

Edit: Realised that was likely sarcasm, but MAC address filtering is still a great addition to any network

I guess my sarcasm wasn't clear?

Edit: derp, somehow I missed your edit. Lol
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Of course its silly to think sending spam on unsecured Wi-Fi networks is spying, or that China even cares what you think

But it does raise an interesting point regarding consumer products, everything contains chips these days and it dosn't have to be a smart phone to contain system-on-chip spying devices, intelligence agencies can easily insert more sophisticated bugs into consumer products, there's really no way to tell if circuits inside a chip is a simple microcontroller or a system-on-chip listening device, inserting bugs into selected batches of coffee machines might just be the easiest way to get bugs into highly secured administrative facilities.
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china propaganda at a climax!!! WOOO this country...
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It's called MAC address filtering and most higher end routers have it. I'm running it on my router with DD-WRT

Edit: Realised that was likely sarcasm, but MAC address filtering is still a great addition to any network

Now there's a thing. We had an IT guy come round set up the network. I'd already put a 20 character password on the router, I'd set it to use only certain mac addresses, everything I could - and he was snorting in derision telling me all wifi security was useless. He claimed that as an IT professional he had a thing called a network reader which would just let him get in any network.

I was thinking "what's this guy on about - if there is a magic tricorder thing that instantly opens any wifi network, why are there password in the first place ?"

Is there such a thing as a network reader, or was he full of it ?

Maybe that's what Chinese kettles have in them, the fiends!
Edited by dogbiscuit - 11/2/13 at 3:06pm
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Now there's a thing. We had an IT guy come round set up the network. I'd already put a 20 character password on the router, I'd set it to use only certain mac addresses, everything I could - and he was snorting in derision telling me all wifi security was useless. He claimed that as an IT professional he had a thing called a network reader which would just let him get in any network.

I was thinking "what's this guy on about - if there is a magic tricorder thing that instantly opens any wifi network, why are there password in the first place ?"

Is there such a thing as a network reader, or was he full of it ?

Does he work with the NSA XD? If so then there proly is such a thing.
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What in gods name is happening anymore.

Like, guys..... I am speechless.
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post #19 of 32
You do know this is the Daily Mail, the spout all kinds of nonsense.
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Now there's a thing. We had an IT guy come round set up the network. I'd already put a 20 character password on the router, I'd set it to use only certain mac addresses, everything I could - and he was snorting in derision telling me all wifi security was useless. He claimed that as an IT professional he had a thing called a network reader which would just let him get in any network.

I was thinking "what's this guy on about - if there is a magic tricorder thing that instantly opens any wifi network, why are there password in the first place ?"

Is there such a thing as a network reader, or was he full of it ?

Maybe that's what Chinese kettles have in them, the fiends!

There is no easy 1 click solution. But anyone determined that's specialized in the field will get in eventually
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