Re: Security

From: Nospam (nospam_at_nospam.com)
Date: 10/12/05


Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 14:33:15 -0500

On 10/12/2005 1:50 PM, John Navas wrote:
> [POSTED TO alt.internet.wireless - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
>
> In <6tgqk1d2mus3gg7qe56vcllerbf0l7o3k2@4ax.com> on Wed, 12 Oct 2005 10:20:14
> -0700, Jeff Liebermann <jeffl@comix.santa-cruz.ca.us> wrote:
>
>> On Wed, 12 Oct 2005 11:22:22 -0500, Nospam <nospam@nospam.com> wrote:
>>
>>> [snip]
>>>
>>>> Are there any free WPA-PSK generators available?
>>> I found this https://www.winguides.com/security/password.php. Any
>>> opinions on whether this generator can be trusted?
>> Well, they're in Australia so I don't think they'll be sniffing your
>> wireless traffic from that far away. There's always the danger that
>> they're capturing the generated keys and posting them to hacker web
>> sites or perhaps building dictionary lookup lists. It's also possible
>> that the generated keys are not truely random and have some type of
>> hidden pattern that makes them easy to detect and decode. You
>> evaluate the risks based on your potential exposure.
>>
>> Incidentally, Winguides is PcTools.com. I've used various PC Tools
>> products for many years and highly recommend both the products and the
>> company.
>
> Firefox reports that the issuer of the certificate for that site cannot be
> verified, a matter of concern, especially when the objective is security.
>

That's one of the reasons I asked about trust (I use Firefox too).