Wireless Security
To broadcast or not broadcast, that is the question (SSIDs) Sep 04 2008 08:44PM
lister lihim org (4 replies)
Re: To broadcast or not broadcast, that is the question (SSIDs) Sep 04 2008 10:36PM
Jesse Gough (jesse_gough symantec com)
RE: To broadcast or not broadcast, that is the question (SSIDs) Sep 04 2008 10:23PM
Ed Carmody (ecarmody gmail com)
Clients still sometimes have issues roaming when the ssid isn't in the
beacons. The SSID isn't a security mechanism; it's a way to segment
wireless networks or radio 'service sets'.

Assuming that you're wlan is using strong auth & encryption & is firewalled
off, perhaps you can demonstrate that you have sufficient compensating
controls to offset an auditor's griping about broadcasting the SSID.

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Subject: To broadcast or not broadcast, that is the question (SSIDs)

I know that turning off SSID broadcast doesn't buy you anything, but what
is the impact if it is turned off?

Client issues?
Additional packets?
Any additional security vulnerabilities?

Just trying to prepare for a debate with an auditor on the merits of
broadcast versus non-broadcast of SSIDs.

[ reply ]
Re: To broadcast or not broadcast, that is the question (SSIDs) Sep 04 2008 10:12PM
Jorge L. Vazquez (jlvazquez825 gmail com)
Re: To broadcast or not broadcast, that is the question (SSIDs) Sep 04 2008 10:08PM
Joshua Wright (jwright hasborg com) (1 replies)
Re: To broadcast or not broadcast, that is the question (SSIDs) Sep 05 2008 01:15AM
Mark Hofman (mhofman shearwater com au)


 

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