DON’T USE WEP!

1 11 2009

Folks, let me give you a big tip. If you’re using WEP in your office as a method of securing your wireless network you have slowed down an attack on your network by precisely 12 minutes. I’m not kidding.

Change it from WEP to at least WPA2 ASAP. The real problem here is that you’ve given yourself a FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY. You have peace of mind because you think you’ve secured your wireless network. That’s the first mistake. Let me give you a point-blank analogy. Let’s say you have a big filing cabinet containing all your bank records, employee salary information, everything. Follow these 2 steps please:

* Take your combination padlock and lock the cabinet. Great!

* Get the dolly, perhaps a couple of people to help, lift with your knees, not your back, and put that filing cabinet outside in the parking lot. (What?)

Now, what if I was to tell you that the combination padlock you used   to lock the thing ONLY HAS 2 COLUMS OF NUMBERS. You have just secured you filing cabinet with WEP. You could argue, in fact, tcombination-lock copyhat the padlock is even more secure that WEP because it may take you a bit longer than 12 minutes to try all 200 possible combinations!

Go ahead and check your wireless network security. It’s probably the biggest whole in you computer network.

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