April 29, 2008
Comprehensive study of wireless security in Las Vegas
Author: JT Smith
AirDefense unveiled results from its comprehensive study of the wireless airwaves at hundreds of Las Vegas retailers and hotels/casinos. AirDefense found the majority of retailers in Las Vegas using strong encryption protocols to protect data with 65 percent of the 640 Access Points discovered encrypted with WPA or WPA2. In stark contrast, 82 percent of the 1,557 APs discovered in Las Vegas hotels/casinos were using either no encryption or WEP, the weakest protocol for wireless data encryption.