* Posts by Martin Gleadow

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That Wi-Fi network you thought was secure? It ain't

Martin Gleadow

Client side security

To those who say that this is not an issue as the problem goes away if the clients are configured properly:

Relying on client-side security is not a valid prospect. This is a weakness because someone with legitimate access to the network can change a setting they do not fully comprehend and unsuspectingly leak information thereby compromising your network, and as an administrator there is nothing you can do about it.

Simple answer? Don't use a wireless network or if you do ensure it has a different authentication to your core network and ensure that nothing of any interest can be accessed over it.