Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2013 9:33 AM (in response to WZZZ)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2013 10:12 AM (in response to Johnathan Burger)
Oh, I see it's the WPS thing. I've known about that for quite a while. My router firmware (Tomato) doesn't have that junk. I thought it was that someone had really figured out how to crack WPA2/AES encryption.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2013 11:24 AM (in response to WZZZ)
While cracking WPA2 is getting easier all the time....
Can you please explain, amplify.
Without going into particular detail on how the wireless protected access (WPA2) pre-shared key (PSK) attacks are performed, suffice that it's best to choose and a long passphrase replete with weird characters if you're using PSK, and to entirely disable WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) if your WiFi device(s) happen to support that.
WPA2 PSK is still better than an open WiFi network. Anybody that can scan for WiFi networks can join an open network, after all.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2013 12:00 PM (in response to Johnathan Burger)
To further reduce your risk, turn off SSID broadcast. You will have to manually type in the SSID when attaching a new device to your network. Not as convienient, but more secure.