Source: Security Focus
The Wi-Fi Alliance aims to make it easier to build robust security into wireless LANS with the announcement yesterday of a successor to the flawed WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) protocol.
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) uses a higher level of encryption and brings in dynamic key exchange functions absent with WEP. WPA is designed to work with existing products and is expected to first appear in Wi-Fi certified products during the first quarter of next year.
Source: News Factor
Call them traditionalists, but breaching wireless networks apparently does not hold the same allure for hackers as wreaking havoc on closed systems via the wired Internet -- at least not so far.
Source: OS Opinion
Several of the large wireless carriers say they soon will roll out emergency location technology. Sprint recently announced plans to deploy E911 technology that will enable callers to be precisely traced through global positioning system coordinates.
reaper: A Must read WIFI
An important publicity vehicle has been launched, on which incredible hype can be mounted, in the battle to persuade reluctant businesses to buy security hardware, software and solution services. Do we care?
Stubbornly refusing to get worried about wireless security, the world is to get a kick up the bum from this week, from an organisation called "The Worldwide Wardrive" - trying to encourage us to take it seriously.