March 4, 2002
Linux and 802.11b and wireless (in)security
Author: JT Smith
LinuxSecurity.com has the report. "Recently, wireless ethernet (802.11b networking, also known as WiFi) has been gaining in popularity, and in the last six or eight months has dropped in price to the point of becoming a commodity -- at $80 or $100 USD for a card and $120 USD for an access point, wireless is finally becoming an option for home users looking to avoid running cable through the house for their laptops, for geeks and technophiles looking for something new to explore, and for offices looking to expand worker mobility. Unfortunately, with this wireless boom, security concerns are often overlooked, ignored, or under-supported, either through hardware and protocol limitations or through simple human oversight."