Four-fifths of networks bleeding Wi-Fi data

Wednesday, 9 June 2004, 6:55 AM EST

The vast majority of global business networks are routinely suffering from large-scale data loss and manipulation as the advent of wireless technology makes them vulnerable to malicious attack by hackers, new research has claimed.

According to a report from global wireless security company Red-M, most global businesses are at risk because they have not secured their wireless infrastructures.

The six-month study of 100 companies across the globe, including large multinational corporations covering a range of industry sectors, found that 80 per cent of corporate networks are accessible from outside their buildings.

By Robert Jaques at vnunet.

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