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Wireless networks open basic security loopholes
Friday, 23 September 2005 12:24 EST
Many people using wireless networks are opening themselves up to basic hacker attacks, warns Telspace MD Dino Covotsos.
"I recently drove through the Sandton area and measured 26 wireless networks of which about 14 were very insecure," he relates. "It's easy for wardrivers (wireless hackers) to hijack your bandwidth, snoop on your e-mail or steal your passwords or other sensitive information off your wireless network, whether it's at a business or in the home."
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As hackers continue to discover new techniques to attack corporate networks, network security vendors continue to invent new and better solutions to provide protection for enterprises, and some of these innovations will push the lucrative security market even higher, says analyst firm Infonetics.
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