February 8, 2002

U.S. national lab bans wireless networks

Author: JT Smith

NewsFactor Network writes "Citing security concerns associated with the pervasive nature of, and potential flaws in, wireless LANs (local area networks), the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has banned their use in its facilities. Livermore Lab acknowledged that wireless computer network communications can improve productivity by enabling access to information without the constraints of wired connectivity. However, computer manufacturers increasingly are bundling LAN technology with their equipment, and that can become a problem when the hardware is moved within the lab."
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