War drive of Atlanta, Chicago and San Francisco

Friday, 26 September 2003, 12:51 AM EST

Despite screaming headlines of major security risks, many enterprises are still incredibly vulnerable to rogue wireless LANs and insecure WLAN access points.

More than half of all access points still do not encrypt their traffic and 9 percent of all access points were determined to be unauthorized "rogues," according to a recent study of wireless LANs in the business districts of Atlanta, Chicago and San Francisco.

Last month, AirDefense engineers conducted a war drive in the three cities. The results indicate that many enterprises are at risk of unsanctioned access points and are ignoring the need for the most basic form of security - encryption.

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