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Wireless LANs, the new 'secure' network
Friday, 28 October 2005 10:50 EST
Once considered a playground for hackers and malicious attacks, wireless networks are fast becoming more secure than their wired counterparts.
With encryption and authentication technologies like VPNs, Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and WPA2 with 802.1x, the theory that a wireless LAN (WLAN) equals an unsecured LAN is obsolete.
On Search Networking
A security researcher tried to sell a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft’s Excel spreadsheet program on eBay. The auction site removed the listing on Thursday night, after the listing was bid to $60.
When the latest variant of the Sober worm appeared online, anti-virus vendors were aware that the worm communicates with its author, but they did not know the exact way.
Two Fixes Coming for Windows FlawsAs part of its monthly Patch Tuesday cycle, Microsoft gave advanced notice of updates it plans to release on Tuesday next week. The company will issue two security updates, with one deemed critical - Microsoft’s highest risk rating.
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