Wireless (in)security: are your networks snoop-proof?

Wednesday, 24 July 2002, 6:51 PM EST

Sound more like scare talk than reality? Guess again. On May 1, an anonymous customer of Best Buy Inc. told SecurityFocus Online, that he was able to break into Best Buy's internal sales data network from his car—which was parked in one of the store's parking lots. He tapped into the network, he said, after installing into his laptop a wireless card that he had just bought in the store.

It's not certain whether any customer credit card numbers or other purchasing information held by Best Buy at its 499 stores across the country has actually fallen into the wrong hands, but the discovery of the company's vulnerability caused a brouhaha at Best Buy headquarters.

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