Steve Dossick <Steve@KnowNow.com> writes:
> Wireless lans are no better than a sloppy wired networking job. I have
> worked in places where the corporate firewall was in a shared datacenter in
> the basement of the building; any one of the tenants of the building could
> have gone in and tapped into anothers' network. Large organizations with
> open DHCP servers (giving out addresses to all comers) are also not
> particularly secure, but that doesnt stop people from setting them up.
> Any data which needs security should be transported over a more secure
> medium or encrypted first.
Yeah, the worry is that a squatter will clog the pipe, or that the
cops will bust down your door & take your equipment for something that
a squatter did. So it's not so much a question of data security as
authentication before access.
-- Karl Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.monkey.org/~kra/
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