The myth of wireless insecurity
Everyday, millions of people make secure transactions using Web browsers and Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. In fact, e-commerce is entirely dependent on SSL technology. Even if their knowledge of the technology itself is sketchy or non-existent, the actions of the everyday consumer demonstrate widespread trust in SSL.
On the other hand, very few trust IEEE 802.11 wireless technology to guard their secrets, despite the fact that significant advancements have been made. Wireless Protected Access, or WPA, when properly implemented, ensures that 802.11 wireless networks are at least as secure as SSL, and certainly more secure than unprotected wired infrastructures. This is something that communications professionals need to be aware of if they are to prepare their customers effectively for future networking demands, in addition to easing their own concerns over security. Total Telecom
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