AirTraf security

Wednesday, 28 May 2003, 2:42 PM EST

One of the things to pay attention to with wireless security is the usefulness of a site survey. Here, Victor Marks talks about conducting such a survey without having to buy a horrendously expensive software package, and getting immediate feedback and the most effectiveness.

The problem with site surveys is that you have to load expensive software onto a laptop or handheld computer, and go wandering the halls looking for rogue bases, rogue access, and other violations of good security practices. The wandering minstrel who's singing the song of good security must be in the right place at the right time. Invariably, this is a hit-or-miss process, great for finding good places to mount access points, but horrible at making a hit on a security violation. You'd have to traipse the halls and haunt the parking lots, lurking... waiting... like a creepy stalker, trying to find anything out of the ordinary; and you'd still be unable to be in all places at once.

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