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Lock down your Wi-Fi network: 8 tips for small businesses  17 November 2011 
Source: IT World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Wi-Fi gives us freedom from wires, but it's not secure by default. Data is transmitted through the air, and anyone nearby can easily capture it with the right tools. As discussed below, whether you have your own Wi-Fi network or use someone else's, employing security measures is necessary to protect company files, online accounts, and user privacy.
 
Wi-Fi security do's and don'ts  07 November 2011 
Source: Computer World AU - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Wi-Fi is inherently susceptible to hacking and eavesdropping, but it can be secure if you use the right security measures. Unfortunately, the Web is full of outdated advice and myths. But here are some do's and don'ts of Wi-Fi security, addressing some of these myths.
 
Wi-Fi users not as safe as they think, survey says  06 October 2011 
Source: CNET - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Among Wi-Fi users, there's a big gap between knowing about Wi-Fi security and keeping their network and devices secure, as revealed by the Wi-Fi Security Barometer Survey results that the Wi-Fi Alliance announced today.
 
Researchers develop botnet drone that targets Wi-Fi networks  09 September 2011 
Source: CBR Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
SkyNET measures 13x18 inches and fitted with Wi-Fi, 3G mobile data link, and Linux OS. Researchers at the Stevens Institute of Technology have developed 'SkyNET', a stealth network that connects hosts to a botmaster through a mobile drone.
 
Home Wi-Fi Network Security: 4 Ways to Avoid Big Trouble  03 May 2011 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Locking down your home Wi-Fi network with a password is like making sure you eat your broccoli. It's probably good for you, but you probably think it's not much of a priority or a big deal. Well, it's time to make an attitude adjustment. It turns out that you can cause yourself a good deal of trouble by leaving that door to your system unlocked.
 
'Wardriving' Hackers Cracked Wi-Fi Networks From Black Mercedes  26 April 2011 
Source: SecurityNewsDaily - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Seattle police are investigating a criminal ring they believe used a specially outfitted Mercedes to hack into the Wi-Fi networks of area businesses, a practice called "wardriving."
 
6 ways to use public Wi-Fi hot spots safely  24 February 2011 
Source: CNET - Posted by Alex   
Places like Starbucks, neighborhood cafes, Barnes & Noble, and universities are all jumping on the "free Wi-Fi" bandwagon--hey, it's trendy. As a result, more of us are connecting to these networks without realizing the security risks.
 
New hacking tools pose bigger threats to Wi-Fi users  18 February 2011 
Source: NDTV - Posted by Anthony Pell   
You may think the only people capable of snooping on your Internet activity are government intelligence agents or possibly a talented teenage hacker holed up in his parents' basement. But some simple software lets just about anyone sitting next to you at your local coffee shop watch you browse the Web and even assume your identity online.
 
Network security spending to soar over next five years  11 January 2011 
Source: v3 - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Spending on network security protection will nearly double over the next five years, according to the latest figures from ABI Research. The analyst firm's World Enterprise Network and Data Security Markets report said that spending on unified threat management, virtual private networks, network access control, firewalls and intrusion detection systems will rise from $6bn (3.8bn) last year to $10bn (6.4bn) by 2016.
 
The Safe Way to Use Public Wifi  10 January 2011 
Source: GallowayPatch - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Anyone who spends a lot of time working on a computer can speak volumes on the value of a change of scenery. Spending all of your time in the same chair in the same room can lead to a strong sense of monotony that can drive productivity into the ground.
 
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