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From: walt <w41ter@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] [way OT] Authenticating in a wireless home network
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 02:49:56
Message-Id: kgejfe$si9$
1 I've been connecting my google nexus 7 tablet to my wireless router
2 using the standard ssid/password method until last week, when I found
3 that my router will allow wireless connections based on the tablet's
4 MAC address.
6 What I don't know is whether the MAC-address authentication method
7 will cause the wireless router to skip the password authentication
8 entirely and accept the MAC address as 100% sole proof of identity.
10 I've heard that MAC address spoofing is easy given the right skills,
11 so I don't know if relying solely on MAC address for authentication
12 is asking for trouble, or not.
14 Your opinions are most welcome, the more paranoid the better :)


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Re: [gentoo-user] [way OT] Authenticating in a wireless home network Michael Mol <mikemol@×××××.com>