Wireless Security

Last Updated on 28 Dec. 2006, Total: 13 Articles and Tutorials

  1. Corporate Wireless Network Defense

    How to secure an enterprise wireless network... Read More

  2. The Lack of WiFi security (Part 2)

    Tools that collect packets and then break the WEP keys... Read More

  3. The Lack of WiFi Security (Part 1)

    This article discusses how effective various encryption schemes are and some of the tools used to discover WAP's... Read More

  4. Wireless Network Defense (Part 2)

    The series continues by discussing how to properly set up a wireless router... Read More

  5. Wireless Network Defense (Part 1)

    This article discusses the need for security and the relative dangers of a wireless network... Read More

  6. Bluetooth: Is it a Security Threat?

    I’ve received a lot of questions from readers recently about security issues related to different types of wireless technology. 802.11 (wi-fi) security has been covered in detail in this and other forums, but you don’t see nearly so much discussion of Bluetooth security. Bluetooth is becoming more and more popular, and it’s time to examine its security implications. Is it... Read More

  7. Wireless Network Security For The Home

    According to a December 2004 study, 60 to 70 percent of all wireless networks are insecure. Although there is lots of information on securing wireless networks, most of this information focuses on corporate networks. In this article, I will attempt to help people secure their home wireless networks... Read More

  8. Have Wireless Networks Surpassed the Security of Wired Networks?

    Wireless networks have long been known for being insecure. However, there has been so much emphasis on wireless network security, that in some ways, wireless network security is now better than the security used for wired networks. In this article, I will explain why this is the case and how to apply some of the wireless security techniques to your... Read More

  9. 802.11i, WPA, RSN and What it all Means to Wi-Fi Security

    We've all heard about the flaws and vulnerabilities in WEP, but the effort to create a standard that provides better security for wireless networks has been a long and bumpy one. The IEEE's 802.11i project has been implemented, in part, by the Wi-Fi Alliance's Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and by the Robust Secure Network (RNS). What does it all mean... Read More

  10. Securing Your Pocket PC

    Busy executives and tech toy aficionados don't leave home without them - their Pocket PCs, that is. The ability to quickly check e-mail or pull up a Web site while on the go is invaluable, but what about the security implications of connecting to your home or office network with a mobile device? This article discusses security for handheld computers... Read More

  11. Wireless Security Primer (Part II)

    In this article, we will discuss what every Wireless Administrator should do (or think about) to keep their Wireless LANs (WLANs) safe and secure. Every time you deploy a Wireless network, you should always ask yourself the following questions outlined within this article. Much has been done to secure wireless transmissions, but there are still items missed that can help... Read More

  12. Wireless Attacks Primer

    In general, attacks on wireless networks fall into four basic categories: passive attacks, active attacks, man-in-the middle attacks, and jamming attacks. Let's review what these attacks mean on a wireless network... Read More

  13. Wireless Security Primer 101

    The first article in a two part series that serves as an introduction to wireless communication, as well as a description of wireless networks, protocols and security standards... Read More

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