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Wireless switch

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Boycie, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    With the recent video about wireless attacks, i was wondering how effective the physical switch for the <wireless> on the side of my Toshiba Tecra Laptop is.
    I have installed the latest driver from Intel for my Centrino chipset, but does anyone know (or have a guess!) if this new flaw could overide the switch?
    I would have said no, but would like any other thoughts.

    Si
     
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    As far as I know no details have been released yet about that recent attack.

    However - my personal view of WiFi is not to allow *any* access in situations that are even slightly sensitive. I'll use it for inconsequential stuff - but when bank related stuff is involved, or work related, then I won't use it without being very sure of the environment.

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  3. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Harry,

    Yeah, it seems very cloak and dagger at the moment.

    I agree- I don't mind using wireless for casual browsing, but that is about it.

    Si
     
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT

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