War-driving in Germany - CeBIT 2006
Our latest research was undertaken at CeBIT 2006. CeBIT, held in Hannover, Germany, is largest information security trade fair in the world, and we had good reason for choosing it as an arena for research.
Firstly, trade fairs don't only attract users, software and hardware manufacturers. Hackers are also attracted by the opportunity to break into the networks of companies taking part in such fairs. Almost all firms which participate in such events set up their own local networks, which often connect to the company's main server. These local networks usually have low security settings, and are set up quickly; these factors increase the risk of hacker attacks. Naturally, one of the main ways of attacking such networks is via Wi-fi.
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