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Are Wireless Networks Secure Yet?
WEP (wired equivalent privacy), is the security mechanism that comes standard with 802.11 products, but its days are short-lived. That is because a new standard -- Wi-Fi Latest News about Wi-Fi protected access, or WPA -- is on the way. In the meantime, however, vendors are not waiting for certification; they are building products to bridge the time lag and give WLAN administrators solutions now.
The No. 1 security problem for WLANs is that a large number of enterprises do not activate their existing security systems, says Meta Group senior analyst Chris Kozup.