Hacking Through the Wireless Jungle

Sunday, 21 April 2002, 3:20 PM EST

Each time technology advances, a new underworld of cyber criminals appears, looking to exploit the latest systems. As companies strive to give employees more mobility -- without sacrificing productivity -- hackers have begun to slither around the wireless landscape, readying new assaults.

"I have heard stories of people driving around the valley sniffing for WLANs (wireless local area networks) and getting access to resources, but no one is likely to step forward and say, 'Yes, we have been hacked,'" AMR Research analyst Dennis Gaughan told Wireless NewsFactor. "That is no different than the wired world."

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