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Mobile & Wireless: Security was the Watchword in 2004  01 December 2004 
Source: Carol Ellison - Posted by Joe Shakespeare   
It's no surprise that the issue that topped the Wi-Fi agenda in 2004 was the same one that's plagued it almost from its introduction. Security, or rather "lack thereof," was an inherent problem in WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), the native security spec in the 802.11 IEEE standard.

 
Carrying On: Improve Security With Wireless  13 October 2004 
Source: NWC.COM - Posted by Mark Rechler   
I'm standing at the security guard's station. In the now-familiar corporate front-desk ritual, I sign the log book. The guard doesn't ask for my ID. I might have signed my own name, or I might have signed as Osama bin Laden, for all he knows. He doesn't look at what I'm carrying. He doesn't know or care about the camera phone in my pocket. Still, he hands me a paper sticker that says "Visitor" in red block letters. Armed with my badge of trustworthiness, I go on in. . . .
 
T-Mobile boosts public WLAN security  06 October 2004 
Source: theregister.co.uk - Posted by Vincenzo Ciaglia   
T-Mobile has begun using 802.1x security to authenticate users logging on to its US pubic Wi-Fi hotspots in a bid to make it harder for hackers to obtain legitimate users' names and passwords. . . .
 
Wireless security enhances worm detection  28 September 2004 
Source: Rick Broida - Posted by Joe Shakespeare   
Network Chemistry, a provider of RF (radio frequency) security solutions, announced Monday that new worm-detection capabilities have been added to its RFprotect Wireless Intrusion Protection System. . . .
 
Will We Have a Wireless Public Safety Network?  27 September 2004 
Source: pcworld.com - Posted by Vincenzo Ciaglia   
Law enforcement agencies across the country may one day link to a broadband wireless network that lets them view streaming video of felonies and identify criminals more quickly. . . .
 
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