July 31, 2005 4 Comments
Not that I’ve ever done it, but the practice of “Roguing“ (as in being a rogue; connecting to an available, non-protected WiFi signal) is now considered a legal gray area and could land you in jail.
Here we are, legislating technology again. Bah. Secure your networks people.
Use 128-bit Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP) keys. While a WEP key can be hacked (although typically not in the time of the average drive-by rogue), there are other, stronger protocols such as WPA.
For larger organizations, certificates are an option.
If you have a small home network, use a wireless access point or router that allows you to restrict access only to the known MAC addresses of your network cards; this will prevent anyone sitting outside your house (including your neighbors) from connecting to your network.