I think we can all agree that DES is a pretty lame system. It was the
system that the American government was trying to get it?s citizens
to use. Why? Because it?s easy for them to hack and you can therefore
have no secrets from big brother.
Now thanks to advanced in home processing power it?s now easy for
most people to crack. I even have a book at home called ?Cracking
DES?, can?t remember the author. But it a good read.
I know very little about STUs but if they use DES then I would suggest
removing the outer panel to initiate the self destruct. It?s the
right thing to do.
Patt, would it be fair to say you have an unwavering faith in WPA? I
wonder if you had the same opinion on WEP a few years ago, or indeed if
you will have the same faith in WPA a few years from now.
With a WiFi card connected to a computer. Now interestingly, if you
were out of range and she could not get within range then she would not
even be able to begin hacking your network. What a great idea, IMHO.
number from them.
When you credit card info is sent from one machine to another or when
you make an online purchase etc. Also if you store your card info on
your PC and it?s hacked then your card number can be read.
Think about my argument of lowering the power output of my WiFi
equipment as a form of steganography, an age old and still practiced
method of securing information by hiding it. Can you see the advantage
OK, now for me desperately trying to get this thread back on track, and
I hope concluding it.
Having now taken delivery of my router I?ve now answered my own
Yes. It is possible ?on some routers? to reduce the power output.
The D-Link router I have (DI-624) does have about 5 settings for power
output ranging from 12.5% to 100%. Unfortunately it still manages to
reach the main road outside my flat but perhaps some of Jeff?s WiFi
wallpaper mentioned earlier can fix this ;)