Special Concerns In Wireless Networks

The two primary considerations application developers must consider when developing mobile applications are that radio signals travel through open space and can be intercepted by people who are constantly moving, and that wireless solutions are dependent on public, shared infrastructure where you have less control and awareness of security employed.

Unfortunately, not all radio systems are equal when it comes to security; some are significantly more secure than others. For example, the spread spectrum employed by CDMA is potentially much more secure than TDMA's simple time multiplexing. Spread spectrum techniques were first developed during World War II because the U.S. military was concerned that an ordinary ...

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