How to Keep Your Wi-Fi Network Safe

    Date28 Apr 2007
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    Posted ByBill Keys
    With growing numbers using wi-fi in their homes, Paul Rubens looks at how good security is on these networks.

    In less than two minutes hackers can defeat the security measures protecting many home wireless internet connections.

    Defeating these measures could let them capture passwords, steal confidential information or download illegal pornographic material using the connection.

    Many home internet users rely on an encryption system called Wireless Equivalent Protection (WEP) to stop others using their wi-fi link, even though WEP has long been known to be flawed.

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