Tue, Oct 26 2004 0:14
Hey the hotel has wireless!
While the advertisement of the hotel only said “dataport” the nice surprise was that it had Wireless Access in the rooms. Right now I”m not my “baby laptop”, my Acer Tablet PC just about ready for bed. Tomorrow will be day one of a four day geek fest. At the hotel I”m on a 172.16.x.x network here and one thing I forgot to do to this laptop just to do a smidge more security by obsecurity....not that I don't already have Windows Firewall enabled and Trend micro's turned on ...and no matter what Trend Micro's installer says, the two cohabitate just fine..... is change the Workgroup name to “not” be workgroup. I try to make laptops that I use for the road to be “just for the road” and I don't have them as domain units. If I'm hanging out in wireless all over the place, taking the laptops to security venues and loading gawd knows what tools on here, I don't like them anywhere near my production domain.
I consider this the ulimate “air gap”. I will use a USB pen drive and what not, but my machines that are my “test beds” I like to stay separate from the real network.
I also make sure my laptop is up to date on patches and anti virus def files if it's going out on the "highway".
What about you? Do you take extra precauctions in your role as consultant to ensure that you don't get infected when connecting to others?
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