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Wi-Fi: Security For The Masses

A lack of effective security standards has slowed Business adoption of Wi-Fi but hasn’t quashed enthusiasm for the technology. Here’s what’s being done about it. There’s no doubting the hipness of wireless hot spots. Thanks to Wi-Fi technology, tech-savvy people can jack into the Net at Starbucks coffeehouses or on Lufthansa Airlines or at upscale hotels across the nation. In corporate America, Wi-Fi has the potential to become the de facto standard for connecting mobile users to networks, despite serious security worries. New security standards on the horizon might solve some of those problems, making this hip technology far more practical. Wi-Fi, which stands for Wireless Fidelity, is a consumer-friendly name to describe a gory set of wireless-networking standards. In the engineering world, Wi-Fi refers to a set of IEEE standards, the most common of which is 802.11b, which describes a wireless networking system with speeds up to 11 Mbps. Since the 802.11b standard was ratified in 1999, Wi-Fi use has exploded in both the consumer and business sectors. Full Story

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