New Protection for 802.11
eresrch at eskimo.com
Thu Nov 7 06:18:35 PST 2002
On Wed, 6 Nov 2002, James A. Donald wrote:
> Reading the Wifi report,
> it seems their customers stampeded them and demanded that the
> security hole be fixed, fixed a damned lot sooner than they
> intended to fix it.
> I am struck the contrast between the seemingly strong demand
> for wifi security, compared to the almost complete absence of
> demand for email security.
> Why is it so?
Because e-mail goes over a wire and Wifi is broadcast.
Tapping wires is harder than setting up an antenna in
a truck outside your building.
It has a lot to do with psycology and magazine articles. It has nothing
to do with security. If a lot of people were getting screwed because
their e-mail was being read, and it got written up in PC magazine,
security would be a much bigger issue. A lot of Wifi users have been
screwed and it's showed up in trade journals. That's all!
Patience, persistence, truth,
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