Securing a wireless network

Tuesday, 10 February 2004, 4:48 AM EST

One in three Wi-Fi networks in the City of London were insecure, and nearly two thirds failed to encrypt data traffic, according to a survey carried out last year by RSA security.

Wi-Fi network security can be achieved, but you need to work at it. Techniques range from the obvious - implementing the built-in security features and encrypting data traffic - to the more obscure - using password and access identification protocols which deter hackers without making life impossible for your users.

But what if your Wi-Fi network is provided by a third party? In that case you are relying on contracts to ensure the third party makes your network secure.

By Chris Reed at ComputerWeekly.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

People will do anything for free Wi-Fi

Posted on 30 September 2014.  |  A new Wi-Fi investigation conducted on the streets of London shows that consumers carelessly use public Wi-Fi without regard for their personal privacy.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Wed, Oct 1st
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //