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Do not use MAC address filtering as access control!
Authored by: Chealion on Oct 08, '04 03:34:29PM

It may not be hack proof, but with MAC address filtering, who is going to bother having to sniff the network and determine the MAC Address and change the MAC address?

The whole idea of security is to make it inconvenient for the person who wants in.

Besides, the last time I did a scan around my neighbourhood, 45% of them were wide open (default everything). It's easier to just move to the next section. Saves time.

Chealion - The one and only! =)

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Do not use MAC address filtering as access control!
Authored by: taxi on Oct 08, '04 11:15:06PM

Yeah. Reminds me of the 'purpose' of security systems for houses.

Doesn't make your house impenetrable, but makes it harder to break into (or more work) than your neighbour. Hence, casual burglars will steal your neighbours' stuff rather than yours.

The thing to note is that if you have something unique that people want, then you will need 'proper' security measures. But every hollywood movie shows that dedicated enough [physical | informational] burglars will still get in, anyway.

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