Tag Archives: wireless security

Your Wireless Printer may be giving away your documents

When installing any device such as home routers and printers, you should always password protect these devices.  During our studies in Network Security in the past, we studied perimeter security and how it was at the firewall.  Today because of … Continue reading

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One in four wireless networks are still unsecure

Annually our class studies wireless technology and its implementation into homes and industry.   Surveys are conducted to analyze security used, transmit power and geographic location of wireless technology. According to Wigle.net, Security has improved over past years.  Home users … Continue reading

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Find your Wi-fi password from the command prompt

Ready to work on your router or someone else’s?  Don’t know their password?  You can find the password from the command prompt.   Open a command prompt and type: netsh wlan show profile name=WIFINAME key=clear Substitute WIFINAME above with the … Continue reading

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Someone is stealing your data – through your printer

Have you protected your Wi-Fi? Turned on your firewall? Got your Updates? If you answered yes, that’s good. But did you know that someone may be able to steal your last print jobs?  Of course this depends on your printer. … Continue reading

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Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector

My two personal favorite Wi-Fi Inspectors are NetSurveyor and inSSIDer. Another great application is Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector which is a powerful tool for managing and troubleshooting the Wi-Fi on a Windows XP, Vista, or 7laptop. Built in tests enable you … Continue reading

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See who’s on your wireless network – SoftPerfect WiFi Guard

Want to see who is on your wireless?  SoftPerfect’s  WiFi Guard is freeware that scans your network, both wireless and wired and it also inventories connections on your network. Before setting up WiFi Guard, inventory your computers, printers, routers, TVs … Continue reading

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How to guard your wireless network and see intruders

100% credit goes to Bill Mullins for sharing this information. (BillMullins.wordpress.com). Softperfect has some of the best freeware for Windows.   With Netscan you can see devices on your network and find information about the  devices.  Now with their software … Continue reading

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Use MAC Filtering and hide your SSID on your wireless for security- but not against a wardriver

MAC address filtering is found in your router’s settings and can be effective against the standard user that knows your password to your wireless router.    A great example of this is your children’s friends.    They may learn the … Continue reading

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Testing your IPv6 security

With IPv6, your computer may be exposed to the internet.  Here’s a link that test your connection with NMap.  Make sure your organization knows you are testing your computer’s security. NMap finds open ports and weaknesses in your security.  Note … Continue reading

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Protect Yourself with HotSpot Shield

In many hotspots today, malicious people can run their computers or droids in adhoc mode allowing  your computer to connect to them while unknowingly to you;  they have malicious intent.   How is this done?   By running their computer … Continue reading

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QR Code Malware Picks Up Steam – Dark Reading

As mobile marketers have latched onto the convenience and cool-factor of QR codes, hackers are starting to take advantage of these square, scannable bar codes as a new way to distribute malware  …read more (by AddThis)QR Code Malware Picks Up … Continue reading

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I Need A Hacker?

We are currently going through CWTS (Wireless Certification) in our CIT program. Here’s an article or should I say something Rick at WhatsOnMyPC  found that is truly unbelievable.

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Airview 2-2.4 Ghz Spectrum Analyzer – Review

If you are looking for an economical solution the 2.4 Ghz Spectrum Analyzer by  Ubiquiti  is an excellent buy and is around $64 with an external antenna (AirView software is free)  My recent purchase for our class (personal purchase) is an … Continue reading

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Network and Wireless Reviews

SmallNetBuilder is an excellent site to read reviews and use tools to compare networking products including Wireless, LAN, SAN, NAS and other hardware.

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Online Wireless Intrusion Detection

WLANBook again has a good online utility to detect wireless networks on your network.  By using your computer and going to this site, you can see if any other devices are on your network.  (scroll to the bottom of the … Continue reading

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Everything on Wireless Security

http://802.11-security.com/ has great information on wireless security. ~D.Babian

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Chronology of Data Breaches – Privacy Rights Clearinghouse

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse has excellent tips and information for consumers and the internet.  With dozens of links and tips, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse is a wealth of information. An excellent on-site searchable database for data breaches is available.  Link

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Be a Pig With Your Internet Connection

iPIG (iOpus Private Internet Gateway) is 100% software and freeware that allows you to have an internet connection that helps protect you from hackers.  With the free internet hot spots and unknown  networks you may connect to, iPIG allows you … Continue reading

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How Wi-Fi attackers are poisoning Web browsers

How Wi-Fi attackers are poisoning Web browsers (~ Richie)

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Monitor your Wireless Network

There are several programs that allow you to monitor the signal strength of your wireless network or even to find wireless networks.  AirSnare is an older program but can be used to monitor your wireless network.  All you need is … Continue reading

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