Wi-Fi Security, Beware the perils of being always on

We truly are a connected society now. There are probably only a few areas of the wild moors and woods that are out of reach. It means, though, that there is an ever-present risk of security breaches. Access your email over an unencrypted wireless network and others can read it; have an always-on GPRS connection and thereís a chance that others can discover your IP address and access it Ė and though Iím sure my PDA must have some form of firewall in place, Iím not sure Iíve ever read any details of its behaviour, strength or even testing.

If we are indeed always on, that means that we are always vulnerable. Beware the perils of being always on - vnunet.com

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 16th November 2005 11:24PM