Showing posts from October, 2005

WiFi (non)Security ....

How can I protect my wireless network ? Well I found what NOT to use 1. Mac Filtering Spoof the mac address in linux by ; /etc/init.d/networking stop ifconfig eth0 hw ether 00:01:02:03:04:08 <== desired mac :) /etc/init.d/networking start More info on other systems found here 2. WEP (Wireless Equivalent Privacy) This method, as it seems was pretty weak from the begining. There's a step-by-step approach to cracking it here Hmmm ... try kismet and airsnort ... I rest my case ;) With these two gone, The Other alternatives AFAIK would be to; 1. Hide the SSID 2. Disable DHCP and assign static non-routable IPs 3. Use WPA instead of WEP I found a good intro here , while googling, which gives a step by step guide to configure your router for security.

Java JRE/JDK Installation on Debian with java-package

An excellent article I found while doing research to create Debian packages for Sun's JDKs for our Taprobane distro.