City firms ignore network security threat

Third of wireless networks vulnerable to hackers

Businesses in the City are failing to take basic precautions to secure wireless networks, despite the high-profile threat of drive-by hacking. The second annual Wireless Security Survey of London shows an increase in wireless local area networks (Lans), but previous security warnings have not been heeded. The survey, conducted by risk management specialist Y/Zen on behalf of RSA Security, discovered 328 wireless access points in the City, a big increase on the 124 identified in the previous study. A third had insufficient levels of security, leaving corporate data vulnerable to attack. Tim Pickard, European strategic marketing director at RSA, explained that users can address the problem easily. Full Story

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