Security breaches, congestion found at trade show WLAN

Friday, 25 June 2004, 7:43 AM EST

Attendees of this week's Supercomm trade show in Chicago faced a variety of wireless LAN security breaches, according to a firm that specializes in wireless security.

The show also was notable for the large number of "soft access points" installed on the laptops of attendees. That latter problem isn't always a a security concern, but it can wreak havoc to users, according to an executive of AirDefense.

"People are taking control of their connectivity by purchasing software that turns their laptops into functioning access points," said Richard Rushing, chief security officer of AirDefense, said in a statement. "Consequently they are creating additional confusion and interference on the already congested network."

By Mobile Pipeline News.

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