The trouble with Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi's promise is also its Achilles' heel: It drastically
lowers the barrier for both access and attack from both within and
without, according to a new study conducted by research giant
Gartner Inc. and reported by RedmondMag.com, a Web site affiliated
with GCN.com.


Citing several recent wireless local-area network security
exploits, Gartner's study concludes that the WLANs of today
comprise a "significant vulnerability" for enterprise IT
organizations.


The situation is being exacerbated by the rapid pace of WLAN
adoption, RedmondMag.com reports. Organizations have
shifted—if not overnight, then very quickly—from
reflexive opposition to WLANs to something just short of
enthusiastic adoption.


Gartner's prescription to remedy the situation: A beefed-up
intrusion prevention process that addresses both wired and wireless
networks.


To read the entire RedmondMag.com report, click here.



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