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02-05-2008, 12:38 PM   #31
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Oh Dear God! Yah, throw in a RSA hard token too *rolls eyes*, finger print and retina scan authentication, I want the camera to scan my retina when I place my eye to the viewfinder for each photo. Also need to rotate encryption keys every 5 seconds. You don't restrict based on MAC address too? One thing I would like is one of those SD cards that automatically encrypts the photos as it stores them, but haven't gotten past the initial price, but I don't think anyone is going to try and steal my photos... yet. :-)


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QuoteOriginally posted by ruemiser Quote
Realistically, I don't think Wifi is needed in an SLR unless it does not compromise power capacity loads. Also, suppose your Wireless Router is setup for no encryption and DHCP, you may be sending your photos to your next door neighbor by accident. Nor do I like broadcasting my internet connection to the masses. (If you have one, use the WEP encryption)

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If someone has their wireless router setup for open access, that type of person has other bigger problems than wanting to wirelessly sending their pictures to their computer.
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Right. Note - Use WEP encryption at the end of my response. I work as a network engineer and I can tell you this is a big problem. Very easy to steal internet access.

QuoteOriginally posted by nex1 Quote
If someone has their wireless router setup for open access, that type of person has other bigger problems than wanting to wirelessly sending their pictures to their computer.
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Right. Note - Use WEP encryption at the end of my response. I work as a network engineer and I can tell you this is a big problem. Very easy to steal internet access.
I have "war driven" with a GPS and external antenna from Columbus, OH to Atlanta, GA and back - I found hundreds if not thousands of open networks :-) and to think... they SELL internet at Starbucks and other places? That's like trying to sell air!

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QuoteOriginally posted by nex1 Quote
Oh Dear God! Yah, throw in a RSA hard token too *rolls eyes*, finger print and retina scan authentication, I want the camera to scan my retina when I place my eye to the viewfinder for each photo. Also need to rotate encryption keys every 5 seconds. You don't restrict based on MAC address too? One thing I would like is one of those SD cards that automatically encrypts the photos as it stores them, but haven't gotten past the initial price, but I don't think anyone is going to try and steal my photos... yet. :-)
You can make jokes about this but....

The network security is, for me, not at all about the photos possibly transmitted wirelessly but to prevent access the other systems/data available on the network.

For a simple home network this might not be a big deal.
If you're running or connecting to a business network you might have equipment processing credit card transactions, storing personal data, financial data etc. etc. hooked up to the network.
In that case it doesn't hurt to go a few steps further in security and not relying on a single preshared key that never changes.

And no, I don't restrict anything based on MAC adresses.
Not worth the effort as MAC adresses are way too easy to spoof and the other measures I have taken IMO are strong enough not to need a crutch like MAC based "security" or "hiding" an SSID.

The most important reason for strong security on wireless networks more often than not has very little to do with the data actually being transmitted wirelessly by the proper users but everything with possibly exposing the wired network behind the access points through the wireless link.

I couldn't care less about someone intercepting a few of my photos but I will not compromise the security of the rest of my network for the convenience of transmitting them wirelessly.

If that's the choice I have I'll just take my SD card to my card reader instead.

It would not be the first wireless device I don't buy because of this and it probably won't be the last. No big deal.

SR.
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