Airport Base Station security problem

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by yzedf, May 12, 2003.

  1. macrumors 65816

    yzedf

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    Connecticut
    #1
    In summation:
    http://www.atstake.com/research/advisories/2003/a051203-1.txt

    Only a problem when you administer your Base Station.
     
  2. Moderator emeritus

    Rower_CPU

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    San Diego, CA
    #2
    Interesting. Doesn't this same vulnerability exist in all WAPs due to the fact that it's possible to eavesdrop on any wireless traffic, or is it a particularity of Apple's authentication scheme?
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Nov 15, 2002
    #3
    Basically what that says is trying to administer the system over the network or via non-encrypted wireless is basically making it very easy for someone to gain access to the control system, and the only way to be secure is either via direct connection from the controlling computer to the airport base (ie single cable, no hubs or switches or anything) or using encrypted wireless, which everyone should be using anyway, otherwise any idiot with a wireless machine can piggyback your network :)

    So in otherword, unless you're a complete muppet theres nothing to worry about :)
     

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