Wep is now equivalent to not running encryption at all. Time to change your gear to WPA. Jsut make sure your passphrases are 13 characters or more.
To all ECC clients whom I have setup either a firewall server or a router..you are protected from this exploit except the laptops since they can leave the protection of the network. Please update the laptops immediatly. If you have questions contact me immediatly.
If this part of the article is true:
Dave Aitel, a researcher at Immunity, said his exploits are capable of launching attacks against firewall-protected Windows XP SP2. “A worm is coming. This bug is just too easy to exploit,” Aitel said in an interview with eWEEK.
Aitel’s company was able to reverse-engineer Microsoft’s patch and create a working exploit in less than 24 hours.
We could have serious problems as even machines protected by sp2’s firewall(and maybe any other software firewall) could still be attacked and exploited.
For anyone reading this who is behind a router..as long as you have not opened ports 137 and/or 445 you’ll be protected. Any laptops need to be patched immediatly.
I just got done helping to pack my music pastor’s house into the moving truck to help him move to Texas. I counted him among one of my few close friends and the first solid Brother in Christ I have had the pleasure of interacting with on no less than a weekly basis. The part that sucks is that Brothers and Sisters will get called elsewhere. I do know however that I will see him again in Heaven at the very least..:)
There was some funny things though. One of them is that Chris gave me two computer chairs. I was in Heaven so to speak. My computer area is directly behind our dining room table. I now have the ability to sit in my chair and when i want to eat i just spin around to the table. When i want to be on my computer I just spin back around to my computer..yeah buddy!! When i told Dan (a fellow member of my church) he told me, “You are a sick man” with a grin on his face.