802.11b Security Needs Beefing Up - And Then Some

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It wasn't until BT Mobility (www.groupbt.com), the recently-created public wireless LAN division of British Telecom, announced its plans earlier this year to open several thousand 802.11b public access hot spots across the U.K., that this writer truly considered the benefits of WLAN access on the go.

Up until that point, both anecdotal and occasional experience had led me to believe that some companies, more by accident than design, had left their backdoors open to 802.11b sniffer packages. Such unauthorized access routes into company networks are mainly used, this writer has discovered, for ...

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