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Protecting Organizations From Prying Wi-Fi Crackers

Suddenly, Wi-Fi is everywhere. In New York, McDonald’s restaurants offer Wi-Fi with your burger and fries. Bookstores, hotels and airports have also started to offer wireless Internet access points. The technology is hot right now, with good reason. Wi-Fi lets employees connect to the Internet or tap into their office computer networks from just about anywhere — a conference room, home or hotel. No more fuss with phone lines, jacks and cables. Plus, with wireless LANs, businesses can quickly and easily expand their computer networks at a low cost. But there’s a downside. Although Wi-Fi is cheaper to install and implement than its wired counterpart, the technology is newer and more vulnerable to unauthorized access. In addition, the cost of properly securing and maintaining a high security level for Wi-Fi can add as much as 30% to the cost of the initial hardware and implementation. Full Story

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