Re: Display nm-secure-lock in appet if wlan is secure

On 06/11/2011 07:06 PM, Pantelis Koukousoulas wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 2:26 PM, Goldstein <goldstein451 gmail com> wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> I'm new to the list. Sorry if this kind of message is not appropriate.
>> The thing is that I find it a bit annoying that nm applet does not show the
>> nm-secure-lock icon on top of the nm-signal-XX icon when I'm connected to a
>> secure wlan network. I connect to may different wlans on a daily basis. In
>> some of them my packets are transmitted encrypted, in some others are
>> transmitted in the clear, and it would be great to have a visual aid to
>> remind me to which kind of wlan I'm connected to (so I don't, for example,
>> check my email using POP3).
>> I wanted to provide a proper patch for the issue but I haven't been able to
>> compile nm from the sources. However, I attach an incomplete and untested
>> patch, that maybe one of you guys can use. Do you think something like this
>> could be implemented in trunk?
> IMHO, independent of the usefulness of the patch, you should really use
> application level encryption (ssh, https, pop3s) for transfer of data you
> consider sensitive. Even in the case of an encrypted wireless link, it is
> far from impossible that someone is sniffing the traffic at the router
> or even ISP.
> What's more, there is no guarantee that these logs are not persistent,
> which means a lot of people might look and search them.
> Again, the above is independent of the potential value ot the patch itself.

Hi Pantelis,

Thank you for your warning. However I am already aware of the security
implications of transmitting data in the clear through the Internet. I
just wanted to present a simple usage scenario for the functionality I'm



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