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Wireless LAN Analyzers: The Ultimate Hacking Tools?
Even if you have no intention of investing in Wi-Fi, knowing what's passing through your airwaves can still be useful. In addition to full-featured hardware and software analyzers, several vendors are pitching simpler, cheaper versions as security tools. These are designed to detect and track down rogue access points-WLAN base stations set up by employees without the IT department's knowledge. Almost all Wi-Fi hardware has its security features off by default, and the cheaper consumer-level models may not include any security at all, so these rogues can act as an open door into an otherwise well-protected network.
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