Wireless - a security nightmare

Monday, 14 October 2002, 12:04 PM EST

You're sitting in an airport coffee shop, rifling through files you've downloaded from your corporate network onto your PDA. You glance at the guy sitting nearby with his laptop. Suddenly, you realize he could be rifling through those same files, using your PDA as a window to sneak peeks into your corporate network.

Don't worry, the wireless world isn't quite so nefarious. At least not yet. But as more workers use handhelds to connect to the Internet, hackers will begin paying attention to those open gateways to private networks.

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