17 Wireless Network Security
When the first edition of this book was published ten years ago, wireless security was one of the major topics in the security field. The fear of insecurity and the associated risk of wireless attacks against private networks were major obstacles to worldwide wireless market expansions. Many organizations simply banned wireless altogether. In fact, many products on the market were designed solely to locate and stop rogue wireless networks. Some of those products are still around today.
The security problems of wireless networking taxed the best minds in IT for years. At conferences and exhibitions, wireless security salespeople often issued statements like this: “Wireless insecurities and threats ...

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