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Another Windows feature?

Posted by rom on January 16, 2006

A Windows wireless networking vulnerability has been exposed. It is a very scary one specially if you are a road-warrior. Imagine being able to connect to someone else’s computer without you knowing it — believing that you are still connecting to your favorite public hotspot. Nyahahah. What is scarier is that it can easily be achieved within a few minutes – no complex computation needed to find out the SSID and spoof it.

Have you experienced something similar? Sometimes it is a good thing to be a step behind the leading edge technology. At least by the time you use it, most of the flaws have been exposed and patched up.

What does it mean for WISPs? Can they do something to prevent this from happening? Maybe a rotating SSID?


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