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Discussion in 'General Security' started by zack333, Apr 18, 2010.

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  1. zack333

    zack333 Thread Starter

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    we all know how easy cracking a wep or wpa..or any varyation of this can be.Any 12 year old kid
    can watch a video on youtube download the programs and penetrate your security and then view your actions and more.
    My question is,asides from runing wires through your house what precaations can you take to protect from passive and active attaks such as arp poisoning which can be used to view you passwords and such?(i know theres firewalls but those,from my litle experiance cant protect from viewing the content!)
     
  2. lunarlander

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    I think arp poisoning can be stopped if your switch supports 'port security'. Port Security allows you to bond one phyiscal port on a switch to one MAC address.
     
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    this is good but those but macs can be spoofed...mac arent hard to obtain...
    this is defenetly a good security mesure but frustatingly easy to "hack"
    thanks for the sugest :D
     
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    Wikipedia has some solutions to Arp Poisoning on its page:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARP_spoofing

    Also if the website that you're visiting uses SSL, then its harder to an attacker to listen in on the password.
     
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    Wep is"old hat", try Ultra VPN. It is free and open source. Kindly look up "Understanding How To Bolster Password Security"---"this is the heading of a post on page 3" :)(y)
     
  6. zack333

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    thanks :D,

    wep was generlization same goes for wep2 wpa psk............
     
  7. zack333

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    the password for wireless encryption is hacked a difrent way then the norm
    iv(vectors)culosions are what one would exploit
     
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    Dear zack333,
    "The VPN-1 software is installed on a separate operating system, which provides the protocal stack, file system, process scheduling and other features needed by the product. This is different from most other commercial firewall products like Cisco PX and Juniper firewalls where the firewall software is part of a proprietary operating system." Source :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Check_Point_VPN-1

    OR you can marry the daughter of a politburo member in China and use"THE GOLDEN SHIELD" FOR EXCLUSIVE USE THERE!:D http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Shield_Project
     
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