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RE: Wireless security question
From: "Hamlesh Motah" <admin () hamlesh com>
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 22:47:56 -0000

So essentially you want to prevent people who have wireless network
cards from connecting onto your network, bridging with a wireless
network, and transferring data that way.

What would stop them copying sensitive data to their laptop and just
walking out of the office with it.  This would be simpler than the
network bridging.

Seasonal greetings :)

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-----Original Message-----
From: Marty [mailto:groupecci () yahoo ca] 
Sent: 22 December 2004 16:57
To: Sec Basic
Subject: Wireless security question

Hi gang!

Here is a question for you...

We have a secure network with no wireless
connections whatsoever.

One of our laptop came in with credentials to log
on to the network through the Ethernet cable BUT
the person had just added a wireless card to his

This situation actually came up and the person
could see external wireless networks (from other
companies around our building) and access
Internet through there. Yeah I know they're
stupid, but it's the real world!

This seems like a potential threat for taking our
data out the back door. 
Copy files accessed through our network to
another network and voilà! No trace at all of the

We monitor internet access and block non-company
Email (Yahoo, Hotmail etc.).


Thanks and Happy Holidays!


Lèche-vitrine ou lèche-écran ?

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