Rogue access points: back doors into your network

Wednesday, 17 October 2007, 6:25 AM EST

Let's say that an employee in your company gets a new laptop. He's excited about the laptop's WiFi capabilities, but the company he works for doesn't have wireless capabilities. What's he do?

One option is to bring in his own wireless router. He goes down to the local computer store, picks up a router for $39.95, and brings it to work. He plugs it in, boots up his laptop, connects to the network called "default," and is happy to use his laptop from anywhere in the building.

At Symantec.

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