Wireless Security

Last Updated on 3 Feb. 2016, Total: 14 Articles and Tutorials

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Corporate Wireless Network Defense

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

  4. 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

  5. Impact of Technology on Wireless Security

    This article looks at how technology impacts wireless security... Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. The Lack of WiFi security (Part 2)

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

  9. 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

  10. Wireless Network Defense (Part 1)

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