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Postby SlyckTom » Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:26 pm

Hi all,

I remember there was a good wireless security software that encrypts the transmission between the computer and access point (other than WEP, WPA, etc). Supposedly its valuable in enhancing the protection of such things as passwords, emails, and other personal details. The name of the software eludes me...but any suggestions are welcome.

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Postby Artie » Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:43 pm

Tom,

Do you know what the encryption name of it was? While I think that WPA is secure enough, other ones such as SSL, Triple-DES, Blowfish, and especially AES, are impossible to break (short of quantum brute-forcing). I don't know the name of the software, since I don't use one myself, but I would assume there's many out there of its kind, and would be relatively easy to find given the name of the encryption scheme.
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Postby thejynxed » Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:32 pm

You asking about RADIUS or DIAMETER?

As far as I understand, those are just authentication servers that encrypt logins, VPNs, etc.

If you are referring to something like WPA, then the latest is WPA2.

If you mean end-to-end encryption, that is a rather large kettle of fish to jump into. You can use PGP, etc, etc, but often, you not only have to encrypt the data, but also each and every single connection, every single time it's used. Unfortunately for us, that usually means manually unless you are willing to code your own or pay the big bucks for the software. It can be done, but it's rather a pain for anything smaller than a middling-sized corporation.

It would help to know more specifically what you are attempting to do :)
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Postby SlyckTom » Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:35 pm

Naw, I dont think that's it. It's like Air Guard or Air Secure...something like that...
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Postby thejynxed » Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:46 pm

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Postby SlyckTom » Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:53 am

Yes, I think that might be it. Basically its software that can encrypt a transmission over an open network - say at a hotel or airport - and I wanted to check an email or send private information...
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Postby IneptVagrant » Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:45 pm

All the techs mentions so far rely on the security of the access point. I think what you really want is VPN, like openVPN. Hamachi can do it too, but you have change your route tables, its abit tricky.
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