Myth vs. reality: wireless SSIDs

Wednesday, 17 October 2007, 6:36 AM EST

Do you ever wonder sometimes how it is that some ideas just won't die? Like the thought that not broadcasting your wireless network's SSID will somehow make you more secure? This is a myth that needs to be forcibly dragged out behind the woodshed, strangled until it wheezes its last labored breath, then shot several times for good measure.

Folks, there are fundamental differences between names, which are public claims of identities, and authenticators, which are secrets used to prove identities.

At TechNet.

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