MyKingdomForYourHorse: You would think with the coming cyber war as nation states engage in active cyber theft and crimes we could tap a resource of talented people who could assist us in this war....but nope, we'd rather send them to jail
serial_crusher: Happy Hours: justtray: My favorite line from the newest 007 movie is "security through obscurity." My home wireless network isn't secured, it simply doesn't broadcast a signal. I'm sure a software engineer could easily create a program to scan for non-broadcast signals, but how would they know where to look? That way, all I have to do is tell people the name of my network, which I call something like, "User Error," or "404 Gateway" for confusion purposes.I like the idea of error messages as SSIDs, and I never thought of that, but the only reason I can think of to broadcast an SSID is for the lulz or to make very subtle snarky comments towards your neighbors. For a brief period I used, "ShutYourYappyDogUp" and "FBISurveillanceVan#2" (yeah, real original). If you know the SSID, I'm ot even sure broadcasting it makes it easier for those devices you want on your network. Am I missing something?Another hint. 'Remember my password' questions are some of the most unsecure things possible. It is relatively easy for someone to gain access to your mother's maiden name (especially if it's YOUR middle name), the street you used to live on, the car you drive, your work's name, or even your pet's name. Instead of using a password that can be easily compromised, come up with the equivilent of a safe word. Something that you always remember to try or can be triggered tangently based on the question. Basic example - "Insecurity," can be your codeword because you remember when you personally setup your questions, you know how insecure they are. For bonus points make it include numbers for letters to break up any random word attack.I'll give the hackers another clue. I ALWAYS lie in response to those questions. It sometimes makes life difficult for me especially if I make them up when I've been drinking. "What's your pet's name?" "Snoopy" (of course - I'm so clever, I'm sure I'll remember that later). What street did you live on when you were born? "1313 Mockingbird Lane" (of co ...
ongbok: serial_crusher: To be fair though, the "hide your SSID" trick will keep the laziest of freeloaders at bay.CSB time: When one of my neighbors posted on the neighborhood facebook page that they'd seen a suspicious guy wardriving the neighborhood, I got all worked up and started thinking of ways to mess with him. Then in a moment of clarity I looked at the SSIDs in my immediate vicinity and saw "linksys". Went ahead, connected to that, opened http://192.168.1.1 with password "admin" and took the liberty of securing things for them.Assholes posted on the facebook page whining about having been "hacked" once the Geek Squad came in and fixed things for them. You're welcome, ungrateful bastards.If you secured their wireless without their knowledge, how did they know the key?
justtray: My favorite line from the newest 007 movie is "security through obscurity." My home wireless network isn't secured, it simply doesn't broadcast a signal. I'm sure a software engineer could easily create a program to scan for non-broadcast signals, but how would they know where to look? That way, all I have to do is tell people the name of my network, which I call something like, "User Error," or "404 Gateway" for confusion purposes.
justtray: The passwords are so complex, people usually have to write them down and leave them nearby for when company comes over and wants to use them, defeating the entire purpose of the password being complex. And to protect against what exactly? The infinitely small chance someone is going to gain access to your home internet to do anything other than look at pics of lolcats?
haws83: Could they define "hacked"? Did he just gain access to unauthorized systems or did he do some damage of some kind? Stupid article.
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