Wireless LAN security: Time to take action

Tuesday, 29 October 2002, 12:53 PM EST

By using wireless LANs (WLANs) without taking proper security measures, companies leave their networks vulnerable to even relatively unsophisticated hackers using readily available, inexpensive equipment.

Gary Boniface, CSO manager of 3Com SA, looks at the implications of a security breech and discusses some of the solutions that are emerging.

Any breach of security is potentially a huge problem for an organisation. Once in, hackers can gain access to corporate passwords, log on to servers and steal information, take over the corporate Web site or even shut down the entire network.

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