[Marxism] Scammer's latest ploy on the Internet
David Picón Álvarez
david at miradoiro.com
Fri Nov 9 14:41:49 MST 2007
From: "Louis Proyect" <lnp3 at panix.com>
thought that the old password might have been detected by someone who
broke into my wireless network at home, but this seems unlikely since I
have a firewall."
The way wireless networks work, they can be passively monitored and the
packets can be analyzed, even if firewalled, since wireless requires
broadcasting. Encryption on the wireless network makes it better, but for
some incomprehensible reason the standards for wireless encryption are crap
and tend to be breakable within a couple of days of brute force at worst.
Sorry for the OT, btw, just hought people might want to know that if they're
using a wireless network they're effectively broadcasting their data.
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