Given the fact that disabling the SSID broadcast, enabling MAC address filtering, and enabling encryption doesn't totally protect the WLAN. Couldn't the owner of the WLAN trap the hacker inside the WLAN by using IP filtering to prevent the hacker from using the connection to access the Internet? The user could protect the rest of the WLAN/LAN by turning off file/print sharing, the computer browser service and etc. Thereby making the hack worthless because the hacker can't go anywhere. This would prevent identity theft, no? Most if not all current AP's settings can only be changed through the web browser interface and as long as it's default password has been changed what measures are there to compromise that password?
18 years ago