Vendors make a wireless end run
Microsoft Corp., Cisco Systems Inc. and major wireless LAN hardware manufacturers have joined forces to beef up security for 802.11b wireless LAN products through a project dubbed Safe Secure Networks, Computerworld has learned. An announcement is slated for next month.
The SSN project grew out of a multivendor initiative kicked off earlier this year to address known weaknesses in the Wired Equivalent Privacy protocol, said Warren Barkley, lead program manager for wireless in Microsoft's Windows division. Building security beyond WEP into wireless LAN products would help users guard against hacker intrusions.
[ Read more ]
For all your wireless security information needs, visit the Wireless outside articles section of HNS.
By subscribing to our early morning news update, you will receive a daily digest of the latest security news published on Help Net Security.
With over 500 issues so far, reading our newsletter every Monday morning will keep you up-to-date with security risks out there.