Problems with permissions etc
Thu Jul 28 10:15:26 CEST 2005
"Frank Millman" <frank at chagford.com> writes:
> My reasons for wanting the mac address are nothing to do with security.
> I have in mind a retail point-of-sale situation, where I want to record
> which transactions took place at which point-of-sale. I hope that, in
> this context, my use of the mac address will be safe enough.
Don't count on it. There was a widely publicized exploit at some big
retail chain (maybe Target) when they did something like that over a
wifi network a year or so ago. Attackers with the right gear had
themselves a party. If you're moving data that represents real-world
money, you have to assume someone will launch sophisticated attacks to
get at it.
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