Re: Wireless Disconnects
- From: Mark McIntyre <markmcintyre@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 21:52:16 +0000
Jeff Liebermann wrote:
On Tue, 18 Nov 2008 22:50:39 +0000, Mark McIntyre>
Business name - ok. Business address - matter of public record.
Private address? Can't agree.
Well, ok. We can fine tune the level of privacy later. My attitude
is that the only thing of importance is the WPA/WPA2 encryption pass
We could argue about this all month. Playing devil's advocate:
If I came across a router with a really good passphrase it would indicate a tech-savvy owner. That in turn would indicate potential for high-value computer kit. Which in turn indicates a good target for a burglary. Now the address comes in handy.
Or say you're a stalker and you know your prey is in that apartment building. Snoop their wireless SSID, now you know they're in appt 5.
In both cases you got the info without any digging into their trash, network or mail. In fact, since they deliberately broadcast their address, you haven't even committed any crime.
Incidentally, there's an RFC for having the access point deliver its
location via DHCP:
Have you /ever/ found a retail AP that let you do that? I haven't. I once owned a (wired) router that let you configure the SNMP responses but it forgot them after every powerdown. Excellent design.
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