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age 32
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seen Nov 10 at 9:11

Ex-googler, current CTO at BitPesa.


Jan
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answered Which TrueCrypt Algorithm is the safest?
Dec
25
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
30
awarded  Critic
Oct
12
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
10
asked What changes do I need to make to my wireless network to avoid these 25s ping times?
Nov
18
awarded  Tumbleweed
Nov
9
awarded  Scholar
Nov
9
accepted Why would my router randomly become unreachable under WPA2?
Nov
9
answered Why would my router randomly become unreachable under WPA2?
Nov
9
accepted What are the dangers of running a wireless router with no encryption?
Nov
9
comment What are the dangers of running a wireless router with no encryption?
It's an Airport Extreme... so no web interface. But you're right, it would still be vulnerable to exploit if someone reverse engineered the protocol that the Airport Utility uses to talk to the router. In any case, the problem was solved by moving the router closer. Now WPA2 isn't failing anymore, so we're back to using that.
Nov
4
awarded  Teacher
Oct
28
answered How to set up ssh so I don't need to input the password each time?
Oct
26
awarded  Commentator
Oct
26
comment What are the dangers of running a wireless router with no encryption?
I'm quite sure. It's an issue of nasty signal-to-noise ratio. Too many walls. The problem doesn't happen when I'm closer to the router, but the location isn't something I can change without drilling holes in the wall, and I can't move my room someplace else. Current plan is to extend the network with an Airport Express and see if that helps.
Oct
26
comment What are the dangers of running a wireless router with no encryption?
This is downtown Mountain View. I can see about 6-8 other wireless networks from my room. I really don't want to be running an open router unless everything else is impractical.
Oct
26
comment What are the dangers of running a wireless router with no encryption?
"Uncrackable" isn't a word I like. I +1'd you because I thought the -1 was unfair, but very little outside the quantum cryptography realm is "uncrackable", merely "uncrackable within a useful timeframe".
Oct
26
comment What are the dangers of running a wireless router with no encryption?
How would someone swap my DNS? My router has the DNS servers I want to use hard-coded. (OpenDNS)
Oct
26
comment Why would my router randomly become unreachable under WPA2?
The router tends to cut out when ping times are on the really high end of the spectrum. I'm fairly sure the problem is just that the signal-to-noise ratio is getting really bad. This is expected. The problem is that it doesn't auto-reconnect after. I have to manually turn wireless off and reconnect.
Oct
26
comment Why would my router randomly become unreachable under WPA2?
This happens even late at night when everything is off. I've been running a continuous ping against the router and ping times vary wildly from sub 1ms to 25000ms.