Wi-Fi: secure or not? debate rages

Monday, 8 December 2003, 2:51 PM EST

We all know what kind of internet we have. Most of us have dedicated connections at home- whether dialup, broadband, or even faster. But what about Wi-Fi? Is it secure or not? The following article explains the debate between WiFi proponents and detractors.

The message from a wireless conference this week in San Jose, Calif., is clear: Wi-Fi is more or less business-ready. Sorry, make that more and less business-ready. Dueling speakers at the Wi-Fi Planet Conference & Expo appraised wireless data networks very differently.

Cisco Systems' general manager of Building Broadband Solutions division, Steve Nye, said problems that have kept large companies from going wireless largely have been solved. He touted new standards and product certifications as evidence that wireless security concerns are on the wane.

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