GeekNights Monday - The WPA2 Vulnerability

Ok, so it looks like there are separate stats tracks under MATH and STAT, with only the former using calc. My bad.

I don’t even know what calculus has to do with statistics, and I don’t want to.

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I remember wrecking the fuck out of a class called Data Analysis 1 & 2. Not sure why I needed it for CS but they asked me to take it and it single-handedly raised my gpa out of losing monies range during my year of being a terrible student.

This makes me glad all my IOT stuff is homemade. The firmware I’m using should be patched soon, and it’ll take less than an hour to reflash everything.

My understanding is that part of the problem is that IEEE charges a lot of money for documentation on their standards, making it a little difficult to casually research flaws.

As catastrophic wifi crypto goes, this one isn’t so bad. Patchable from either the access point or the client. Just don’t buy garbage and keep your hardware up-to-date.

I jumped ship from Math to CS after three years. BUT there are two courses that probably changed my life. One is 100-level stats and probability, which I tutored for 2-3 years.The other is 200-level combinatorics. I loved that class.

It’s probably why I play board games so much, I want to continue applying those specific branches of math every week.

My router still has no update :frowning:
If it never gets one, what is best router?

Excellent editing on Something Weird. You cut out the part I’m less enthusiastic about and left the juicy center.

Dehumanize yourself and face to bloodshed.

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Netgear seems to suggest that we are safe as long as our routers aren’t acting as clients, and are just acting as hosts. Then it’s just up to us to have our other WAP2 client devices updated and secure. For me that’s just Nintendo devices, Apple devices, and whatever people bring to my apartment.

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Once one’s router gets a patch, are you pretty much good to go, or is anything using wifi that isn’t patched a liability?

The latter. /15characters

That was specifically the what and why. A fine pruning of dehumanization so that I can truly face to bloodshed.

Does anyone use one of the open firmwares, e.g. DD-WRT? Thoughts about them?

My router is doing… fine. But the latest official firmware is a few years old, and it’s definitely not getting any more updates from the manufacturer.

I’m also interested in answering this question.

I know some on this forum are running their own routers:

I used it back in the day in beacon when we had an actual WRT54G. Then I switched to a WNDR3700 that had all the features I wanted out of the box. No need to replace the firmware. Now I have the router provided by Verizon. It has more features than you would expect, and all the ones you need. The problem is that the web UI is awful, and it’s very difficult to get a complex configuration. Because it is such a pain, it was easier to just use it on its own than to get my WNDR3700 to work behind it and create a second level of NAT.

TL;DR: Most routers nowadays are so good you don’t need to replace the firmware to get the features you want. You’re most likely going to need firmware replacements if you have an old busted router. Also, if you make your own router out of a computer and some antennas and network cards you’re going to need software.

If it’s buy a new router or experiment with an open-source firmware replacement, I know which one I’d go with.

Security updates are important.

I use DD-WRT on a WRT-1900AC and it’s great.

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