[amsat-bb] Re: Linksys routers and 2M "birdies"
Jeff Wandling W7BRS
amsat at w7brs.com
Wed Feb 4 18:00:50 PST 2009
Oh OK, so yea Bruce does have a different opinion about securing networks
vs. the data you hold. You dropped the name but didn't give any context.
Yes, I've read his remarks on this. He has a different opinion. In a
situation where the bandwidth wasn't an issue, I would agree 100%. In the
context of bandwith, I'd do what I could to keep the pedestrian user from
wasting my precious bandwidth.
His remarks don't deal with the bandwidth as far as I remember. He was
speaking to the point of securing your data. If I had his income, and a
network to match I wouldn't worry as much about the script kiddy next door
stealing a few Mb/sec.
His message, in a nutshell; secure your data. The idea that you can
protect your data by password protecting your network is the main
complaint he has. I agree. It's foolish to think protecting your
network secures your data.
I quote: "If I configure my computer to be secure regardless of the
network it's on, then it simply doesn't matter. And if my computer isn't
secure on a public network, securing my own network isn't going to reduce
my risk very much."
The article is here, if you want to refer to it:
On Wed, 4 Feb 2009, Doug Faunt N6TQS +1-510-655-8604 wrote:
> Err, check out Bruce Schneier's view on this.
> 73, doug
> Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 16:59:06 -0800 (PST)
> From: Jeff Wandling W7BRS <amsat at w7brs.com>
> Yup, and..
> For liability reasons, I wouldn't share your bandwidth with another
> household. Who knows what they'll do with the connection. Download
> illegal stuff, share illegal stuff, etc.. It's just bad juju.
> Make your SSID unpublished, run IPCop on a spare beige box, and use an
> AccessPoint not a dual router-hub.
> On Wed, 4 Feb 2009, Sebastian wrote:
> > Well for one thing, in stateside, it's usually against the rules of
> > the ISP to share a connection with your neighbors.
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