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Network Security First-Step, Second Edition by Donald Stoddard, Thomas M. Thomas

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WarGames Wirelessly

Like many of the beneficial technologies discussed in this book, wireless networks are also susceptible to a variety of threats; however, wireless is still a growing technology, and today you have the opportunity to protect and secure your network. This section takes a high-level look at some of those threats and why you should secure your network.

You might be familiar with the 1983 movie WarGames, where a young man (played by Matthew Broderick) finds a back door into a military computer and unknowingly starts the countdown to World War III. The movie’s young hacker executes this mayhem all over a modem, which coined the phrase wardialing.

Fast-forward almost 20 years when London-based author Ben Hammersley was writing, and ...

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