Closing wireless backdoors

Monday, 30 August 2004, 12:12 PM EST

The emergence of wireless networking has spawned the growth of rogue users and devices that can cause serious security breaches if they are not tracked down and disconnected.

With the majority of laptop computers now being shipped with wireless access cards and the growth of Wi-Fi hot spots beaming wireless signals, many agency officials may unknowingly have unauthorized users and nonsanctioned radio signal broadcasts in their buildings that can endanger the security of agency networks.

By Heather H. Havenstein at FCW.

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