Security concerns still plague wireless take-up

Friday, 16 July 2004, 3:46 PM EST

'Be afraid, be very afraid' is the attitude of many companies when faced with the prospect of using a wireless network.

Because wireless is about broadcasting data that often goes beyond company perimeters, businesses worry that it won't be secure enough. And who can blame them, with a regular stream of surveys highlighting gaping security holes?

Security consultancy Orthus found that two-thirds of European businesses deploy wireless networks, but only 28 per cent have audited their wireless local area networks (Lans) for vulnerabilities.

By Lisa Kelly at vnunet.

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