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)
Re: To broadcast or not broadcast, that is the question (SSIDs) Sep 04 2008 10:12PM
Jorge L. Vazquez (jlvazquez825 gmail com)
lister (at) lihim (dot) org [email concealed] wrote:
> 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.
>
>
one of the difference is on the type of scanner you're using to detect
access point, there are active, and passive scanners..... active scanner
only see access points that have the ssid broadcast turned on, and
passive scanners they see both ssid turned on and off. examples of
active scanner: netstumbler
passive scanner: kismet

this goes briefly over the difference between passive and active scanners

http://pctechtips.org/?p=121

thanks
Jorge L. Vazquez
mcse, ccna, a+

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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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