akemiiwaya at March 25th, 2014 16:06 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/185526/is-it-really-possible-for-most-enthusiasts-to-hack-wi-fi-networks/
While most of us will most likely never have to worry about someone hacking our Wi-Fi network, just how hard would it be for an enthusiast to hack a person’s Wi-Fi network? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has answers to one reader’s questions about Wi-Fi network security.
iammarchhare at March 28th, 2014 12:50 — #2
Apparently, an "enthusiast" is someone with a lot of time to kill. Take, for example, the statement, "MAC filtering is not terribly helpful, either. It might briefly slow down the script kiddie that downloaded a WEP crack, but it is definitely not going to stop anyone that knows what they are doing, since they can just spoof a legitimate MAC address."
OK, but there are 280 trillion MAC addresses, if my information is correct. I'll let someone else figure out how long that would take to brute force.
amadensor at April 2nd, 2014 15:34 — #3
I have taken a different angle. I know WiFi can be hacked, so I stopped caring. I treat all WiFi traffic as if it was public internet traffic. I run two subnets. From my wireless, you can get to the exact same things you can get to from the public internet. Two routers may seem crazy to some people, but it works for me.
system at April 4th, 2014 16:06 — #4
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