Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jun 2008 20:23 UTC, submitted by Mark Wielaard
Internet & Networking While the history of wireless computer networks dates back to the 1970 with the University of Hawaii's ALOHAnet (I wish we retained that name instead of 802.11x), it has only been during the past, say, 10 years that the technology started to make serious inroads into the consumer market - your home. The latest and greatest variant is 802.11n, and while promoted as the best thing since sliced bread, Frank Ohlhorst has his reservations, and debunks 5 myths concerning 802.11n.
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RE: Scare Mongering
by protagonist on Fri 20th Jun 2008 03:51 UTC in reply to "Scare Mongering"
protagonist
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2005-07-06

"I'll tell you the biggest security risk for end users; its people who have either stupid passwords or unsecure wireless networks. All these can be solved with selecting from a drop down box in the router configuration; WPA2 plus a decent password. "

Then this article by Bruce Schneier will probably take you by surprise.

http://www.wired.com/politics/security/commentary/securitymatters/2...

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