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WLANs Vulnerable to Abuse by Spammers

In the honeypot test, the first unauthorised connection to the WLANs was made in just over two-and-a-half hours. Nearly three-quarters of malicious connections to wireless networks are used for sending spam, according to new research. Security consultant Z/Yen set up two wireless LANs (WLANs) on behalf of RSA Security (Nasdaq: RSAS) in an attempt to monitor unauthorised connections — a so-called “honeypot” trap. The survey found that almost a quarter of unauthorised connections to the WLANs were intentional, with 71 percent used to send emails. Full Story

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