Airport Base Station security problem

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

  1. macrumors 65816


    Nov 1, 2002
    In summation:

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


    Oct 5, 2001
    San Diego, CA
    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

    Nov 15, 2002
    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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