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Security So Good, No One Could Login

One of the ironic bits about the RSA conference was the wireless network. Your username was your email and the password was on your badge. However, I had trouble logging in, so they gave me this username and password. I’m pretty sure that they didn’t record who I was as they did it. Even once they gave me this, the folks running the system knew that they needed to powercycle an access point to let Macs login.

I only made it in that once. Several friends also report that they never made it onto the wireless network. I very much appreciate RSA showcasing wireless security vendors like this. I suspect that the vendors appreciate it a little less.