This LAN Is Whose LAN?

Turns out that the fixes to previous problems with wireless local-area network security have opened more holes for hackers

As the use of wireless local area networks (LANs) continues to grow, questions about the ability to protect transmissions from eavesdroppers refuse to go away. Last year, security researchers discovered that the basic technique used to encrypt transmissions, called Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), was fundamentally flawed. Today, software that allows an only modestly skilled hacker to capture traffic and perhaps intrude into a wireless network can easily be downloaded from the Internet.

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