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Re: [LUG] Fibre broadband


On 14 Nov 2013, at 20:11, Tom <madtom1999@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I wouldn't trust to all wifi - I only ever do banking over ethernet

Given the threat model to typical home banking over a home WiFi connection, I 
suspect this only buys you an advantage if it takes you out of a room with other 
family members in.

I'm perfectly happy to do banking over WiFi, I'm confident it is much safer than 
going to the bank in person, and I doubt WiFi increases my risk measurably, if at 
all over ethernet.

Heck I do banking over mobile phone, and I know the network layer cryptography there 
is bust, so this is only marginally better than unencrypted WiFi as far as a 
determined or prepared attacker is concerned, but I know the data is still encrypted 
by TLS.

I'd be far more worried about using WiFi for things which might not use good 
security, like uploading a website,  various instant messaging services, login into 
services where the login page is served over HTTP (over a third of them - doh).

Then again my bank accounts are probably not worth attackers travel to my house YMMV.
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