When you support small offices, home offices, and remote offices, you often run across older wireless equipment. Equipment that’s likely secured with MAC filtering and perhaps a hidden SSID and WEP encryption.

I think most techs would agree that MAC filtering alone isn’t going to secure a wireless network and that even WEP and a hidden SSID aren’t much better. But, does MAC filtering at least keep out the lazy hackers? In this IT Dojo video, I show you just how easy it is to spoof a MAC address.

After watching the video, you can read the original tip in Chad Perrin’s article, “How to spoof a MAC address”. For more wireless security tips, check out the following TechRepublic Resources: