Network America: Wireless security? Read it and Wep
If encryption is turned on, it gets rid of the casual surfer. But even when the built-in security is configured properly, these guys can break through in as little as a few hours.
The wireless networks they are abusing were not installed by careless or stupid people, just by folks who believed the writing on the box and trusted the standards bodies and manufacturers.
This means that these network administrators are now stuck trying to figure out how to graft some sort of meaningful security onto an inherently insecure infrastructure.
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