Wireless Office

James Knott james.knott-bJEeYj9oJeDQT0dZR+AlfA at public.gmane.org
Mon Dec 29 23:22:27 UTC 2008

Zbigniew Koziol wrote:
> Scott Sullivan wrote:
>> No office is trully safe when there is Van Eck phreaking [1].
>> What it comes down to is what you consider a reasonable risk Vs. gain.
> Agree.
> I do not trust all these encryption methods.
> If transmission can be intercepted - no way that it is secure anymore.
> Van Eck trick is a something. There are more. How about pointing
> infrared laser beam onto the window and listening all voice
> conversations and also keyboard keystrokes? ;)
> I am sure that we are living at times that are like paradise for
> intelligence agencies from all over the world, because of our own
> ignorance (actually, we guess well which are the most active around).

WPA2 uses AES encryption and, when available, a RADIUS key server, which
makes a very secure combination (802.11i).  If you're so worried, you'd
better not be using any commercial ISP or phone company, as it's much
easier to eavesdrop there.  Then again, there's the question of whether
what you have to communicate is worth the effort required to break in.

Don't forget, AES is not only approved by the NIST, it is also a
publicly available standard, which means any competent person can verify
it's integrity.

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