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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Wireless Security: Attacks and Defenses

The number of available wireless networks has been growing exponentially in recent years, and the same goes for wireless vulnerabilities. If you don't feel concerned about wireless security, then you should start to be because WLANs are everywhere now, and they will affect the way everyone lives in the near future, whether you like it or not.

IT-Observer recently pubbed this great security article giving a comprehensive overview of diverse wireless attack and defense methods. It should also open your eyes about why it is important to secure your wireless environment. A worthy read for anyone involved in managing or securing a WLAN. If you don't know much about wireless security, you could always start by reading our own guide about it: Securing your Home Wireless Network : A simple security guide.

Wireless technology can provide numerous benefits in the business world. By deploying wireless networks, customers, partners, and employees are given the freedom of mobility from within and from outside of the organization. This can help businesses to increase productivity and effectiveness, lower costs and increase scalability, improve relationships with business partners, and attract new customers. Indeed, there are numerous reasons to deploy wireless technology, but like most, it is not without its risks and downfalls.

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  • This is only loosly related to the post, but wouldnt it be nice if all wireless routers allowed a small piece of bandwidth (like 5kb/s) to be used by anonymous users. If there was a dedicated network created for anyone to use, people would be less likely to have to crack encryption in order to get internet access.

    Ok, I doubt it will happen...and I doubt it would be any benefit for security against the malicious hacker...but still, it would be cool

    By Anonymous Ed, at 8:55 AM  

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