Many Wi-Fi nets open to security breaches

Friday, 11 March 2005, 10:29 AM EST

The explosion of Wi-Fi networks both in businesses and in public hotspots is needlessly exposing businesses and individual users to security risks because proper precautions aren't taken, according to research released Thursday by RSA Security.

The report, which studied wireless networks in major U.S. and European cities, found that more than one-third of businesses with wireless networks are susceptible to intrusion from unwanted sources. The report was prepared for RSA by netSurity.

By W. Gardner at InternetWeek.

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