Will went wireless

I note a blog post from Will about having gone wireless. I wonder how he’s going to deal with the security aspects. My personal solution is something along the lines of sticking my head in the sand. I don’t pay for Internet traffic, so I route web and ssh traffic out from my wired network to the Internet without any attempt to control it. Effectively the wireless traffic is as trusted as traffic which came from the Internet.

You have to be running a VPN client to get onto my wired network however.

The logic behind this is that WEP and MAC address locking are both so hideously broken that they just bring a false sense of security. It’s better to know that you’re at risk, than to feel safe when you’re not.

If this slowed down my own surfing I might reconsider, but I don’t think anyone has ever noticed the free wireless in my little part of Canberra.