Show of 5-25-2002

  • Getting Rid of those wires
    • Setting up a wireless network at home
      • Share Internet Connection with Gateway
      • Get Wireless Access using Access Point
      • Install Print Server so all can print over the network
      • Add a Firewall to guard against intrusion
    • Using a combo device, like D-Link 713P
  • Cox Cable Update
    • Cox Digital High Speed Internet Connection
    • Between 500 and 1500kbp download speed
    • Service outage on Wednesday (due to cable upgrade schedule)
    • May experience periodic outages between now and June 30
  • The need for a firewall
    • Attack log on home network
      • Ports 139, 8080, 3128, 22, 27374, 3030 were probed
      • About 160 attempted entries since in the past 12 hours
    • Even more severe on the corporate firewall
    • XP Firewall, plus the D-Link Hardware Firewall at home
    • Check out your ports using Shield’s Up on the Gibson Research Website
  • Wireless Security Tips 101
    • 64 bit and 128 bit WEP Encrpytion
    • MAC Address filtering
    • Do not announce network name, SSID
    • Do not use DHCP for IP Address assignment
    • Change default Internal Network IP addresses
    • Change default password to router
    • Place Wireless AP in the DMZ and use VPN to get behind the firewall
  • War Driving Equipment
    • The Software ? NetStumbler
    • The Hardware ? Laptop with compatible 802.11b card (Lucent chip set)
    • The Antenna ? High gain antenna attached to Laptop (Grid or Yagi)
    • Use to check the vulnerability of your own network
    • Chipset Information
  • Hoaxes and Scams
  • Google Release New and Improved Toolbar
    • Java enabled device makes searching easier
    • Get page rankings
    • Volunteer to send into back to Google for ranking info
  • Good news for Internet radio
    • Librarian of Congress has rejected the proposed royalty rates for delivery of Internet music
    • Librarian James H. Billington, who oversees the Copyright Office, offered no explanation
    • Rejected proposal would require a royalty of between .07 and .14 per song per listeners.
  • Microsoft Announces XP Service Pack 1 in response to anti-trust case
    • Beta testing during June
    • Release to be in August
    • Patch features
    • Will separate web browser, e-mail, instant messenger, and media player from OS
    • Will disable bootleg copies of XP
    • Will include a dozen security patches
    • MS has announced with will release the middleware API?s to competitors
  • Baby Bells win FCC Victory
    • Appeals court overturned FCC ruling requiring Baby Bell to share lines with competitors
    • Winners include all four Baby Bells, including Verizon
    • Losers include Interexchange Carriers and Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs), particularly Covad
  • Mail Bag
    • Tech Talk should be longer
    • AOL Lawsuit Questions
    • DI-713P discussion
    • Selecting digital camera, scanner, etc.
    • Computer assistance after upgrading to XP
    • Getting DSL to function by eliminating filters and improving wiring
    • What are cookies and should I accept them?
  • Stratford News
    • Next Start is Tuesday, May 28
    • Following start, June 1
    • Call today for appointment (Ted)