Here’s another good source of basic info on wirless: Microsoft’s How 802.11 Wireless Works. Please ignore the part that talks about Zero Conf because, as with any auto-config technology, it has some safety issues.
The Full Disclosure Mailing List is discussing Richard Smith’s suggestion on how to draw the attention of the NSA. A few thoughts:
- Now why would you want to do that?
- I seem to remember that your IP is commonly included in the headers of traffic originating from the large webmail services.
- Why become a “person of interest” just so’s you can be funny for two seconds?
It’s not that funny of a joke.
Please note that the comment-related functions are offline while the system is tweaked. Be nice, those that are working on the system are not being paid to do it.
Bruce Perens is working with Prentice Hall to produce a series of books by various authors called the Open Source Series. A nifty additional feature is that the book becomes available online, for free, a few months after it hits the shelves.