Wireless security in this modern world
Certainly, in manager-speak, everything must be the ultimate in secure, but this, as most of us realize, is unattainable. There is no such thing as completely secure -- only more and less secure. Wireless is only as vulnerable as a wire that can be tapped. Therefore, when we talk about wireless security, we're talking about raising the bar higher so that only the desperate will attempt an attack.
Most everyone put up a huge fuss about WEP (the wireless equivelency protocol) and its inability to lock down connections to an impossibly Fort Knox-like level. This article discusses the technological advances since WEP, the brief steps you can take in either wireless or wired (because WEP was never meant to be more secure than a plain, unencrypted wire), and, finally, why security is such a big deal.
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