[SATLUG] OT: Router-related question

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 14:34:35 CST 2010


redpill wrote:

> Does the above scenario require a directed attack against a specific AP?

> Yes, but given that it is now easier (and safer for the thief) to crack
> your AP's encryption then it is for him to kick in your front door,
> maybe we should all be a bit more paranoid. 

> In my view leaving the
> gateway routers ssh port open, even if only internally and for specific
> IP and MAC, is tantamount to leaving the front door key under the flower
> pot on the front porch.  This is especially true if the WIFI AP is on
> the very same router/firewall that the ssh port is open on, a very
> common setup for home gateway routers.

So don't use wifi.  Ethernet cable isn't expensive.

   -- Bruce


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