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Microsoft® Windows® Security Resource Kit, Second Edition by The Microsoft Security Team, Brian Komar, Ben Smith

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Threats Faced in Networked Environments

When you implement wireless and wired networking in your organization, different threats are introduced to the environment. When an organization implements a wireless network, several threats are introduced, including the following:

  • Accidental connections to the wireless network People might not realize that their computers automatically connect to the organization’s wireless network. This can lead to the computer being connected to the network without appropriate security measures, such as the Windows Firewall or a host-based intrusion detection system, making the computer a target for attackers. These visiting computers can then be used as launch points to attack the network.

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    If a wireless network ...

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