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Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by zxspectrum, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Doing a peice for uni here and im wondering. If a company provides a laptop for an employee to use at home so they cdan connect to the net and access the firms data and resources etc, even though they would be connecting using VPN, if the router at the employees house only has basic WEp encryption could that be classed as a compromise.

    As i know WEP is easy to crack so if they had the default password, ie password, this would make their connection vulnerable. Am i thinking right here, or doe that fact thewy use aVPN, make this secure???

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  2. danielno8

    danielno8 Gigabyte Poster

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    It is unsecure, but not for the companies data. the companies data will enter the laptop encrypte, and as soons as it leaves the laptop it is encrypted.
     
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  3. Shinigami

    Shinigami Megabyte Poster

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    The company data would already be encapsulated and thus safe, unless of course the actual method in which you transmitted your password to begin the connection goes as clear text and that could be sniffed in the very beginning.
     
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  4. dazza786

    dazza786 Megabyte Poster

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    Like Shinigami said, traffic should be fine, however it would be compromised if there was access to the persons desktop which is running the VPN client.. (which would be the case should somebody be on your network).. OR, if the router handled the VPN, then it could be a vuln.. but based on the ACL's and router security.
     
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  5. mcbro

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    I did a rollout for a Government agency in which the laptops they gave to staff would only connect with networks that were WPA2 secure. Wouldnt believe the fun trying to explain this to social works who couldnt care less about a PC!
     
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