Wireless network security scenerio - easy hack or no?

Posted on 2007-08-10
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
Is a wireless network relatively secure when SSID broadcasting is disabled on the router and you specifically allow the MAC address of each connecting, wireless device?

Question by:AnimatorOne
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    Relatively secure, unless someone wants to hack in, it would be easy. First, the SSID is sent in some of the packets initially, so it could be captured with a packet sniffer. Second, once they sniff your network, they can get the MAC addresses and using a readily available mac spoofing software to get right in. So if nobody wants in, you are safe, is someone wants in, they will get in.

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