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November 29, 2004 2:14:10 AM

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I have a D-Link DI-524 router. Can someone in the area detect and
clone your mac address to gain your access to your internet?
Anonymous
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November 29, 2004 2:43:03 AM

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In article <6Zsqd.361631$Pl.275780@pd7tw1no>, Pavel <no@none.com> wrote:
:I have a D-Link DI-524 router. Can someone in the area detect and
:clone your mac address to gain your access to your internet?

Yes. And yes even if you are using WEP. WEP does not encrypt
MAC addresses.
Anonymous
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November 29, 2004 5:22:01 AM

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Yes. If the intruder uses the same MAC address as you, you would get a
message box on your screen, being Microsoft generated, it's meaning is not
obvious !
If he uses it, when you do not, you would have to examine the logs on your
router to discover it.
Regards,
Martin
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Anonymous
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November 29, 2004 9:04:38 AM

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Does your wireless support WPA security? or WEP? If WEP is all you
have use it with open authentication.
WEP is not foolproof but it can make it harder for someone to get on
your internet. So even if they know your mac address they will also
have to figure out your wep key. It takes 5 to 10 meg of data to crack
a wep key.
WPA is not know to be crackable.......yet


"Martin²" <never@give.one> wrote in message
news:41aa87cc$0$544$ed2619ec@ptn-nntp-reader03.plus.net...
> Yes. If the intruder uses the same MAC address as you, you would get
a
> message box on your screen, being Microsoft generated, it's meaning
is not
> obvious !
> If he uses it, when you do not, you would have to examine the logs
on your
> router to discover it.
> Regards,
> Martin
>
>
>
Anonymous
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November 29, 2004 7:38:27 PM

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Taking a moment's reflection, Airhead mused:
|
| It takes 5 to 10 meg of data to crack a wep key.

Actually it takes 5 to 10 million packets of data to crack a WEP key.

| WPA is not know to be crackable.......yet

WPA-PSK is still vulnerable to dictionary based attacks (as is WEP)
which is why it is recommended to you a strong (long and nonsensical)
passphrase.
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
November 29, 2004 7:38:28 PM

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Thanks for the correction.

"mhicaoidh" <®êmõvé_mhic_aoidh@hotÑîXmailSPäM.com> wrote in message
news:7gIqd.484741$D%.289681@attbi_s51...
> Taking a moment's reflection, Airhead mused:
> |
> | It takes 5 to 10 meg of data to crack a wep key.
>
> Actually it takes 5 to 10 million packets of data to crack a WEP
key.
>
> | WPA is not know to be crackable.......yet
>
> WPA-PSK is still vulnerable to dictionary based attacks (as is
WEP)
> which is why it is recommended to you a strong (long and
nonsensical)
> passphrase.
>
>
December 1, 2004 11:24:15 PM

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I have them all, but there is a bug in the firmware (waiting for an
update as the most current update isnt any good) so I cant use
anything other than WEP as I will drop connections. My ISP says I
dont need a firewall since I have my router, but D-Link says the more
security features I have enabled on my router, the slower the
connection. Right now, there are connection issues with my ISP so and
drop in speed is clearly noticable.

"Airhead" <campbell@alliancecable.net> wrote in message
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: Does your wireless support WPA security? or WEP? If WEP is all you
: have use it with open authentication.
: WEP is not foolproof but it can make it harder for someone to get on
: your internet. So even if they know your mac address they will also
: have to figure out your wep key. It takes 5 to 10 meg of data to
crack
: a wep key.
: WPA is not know to be crackable.......yet
:
December 1, 2004 11:24:15 PM

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He would he know what MAC address i have. What would I look for in the
logs?

"Martin²" <never@give.one> wrote in message
news:41aa87cc$0$544$ed2619ec@ptn-nntp-reader03.plus.net...
: Yes. If the intruder uses the same MAC address as you, you would get
a
: message box on your screen, being Microsoft generated, it's meaning
is not
: obvious !
: If he uses it, when you do not, you would have to examine the logs
on your
: router to discover it.
: Regards,
: Martin
:
:
:
!