FBI demonstrates 3 minute Wi-Fi hack

Summary:For those of you who have been reading my blogs on a routine bases, it would come as no surprise to you that the FBI demonstrated the hacking of a wireless LAN in 3 minutes.? It was only last month that I blogged about how you can hack most wireless LANs in minutes with the very same techniques.?

For those of you who have been reading my blogs on a routine bases, it would come as no surprise to you that the FBI demonstrated the hacking of a wireless LAN in 3 minutes.? It was only last month that I blogged about how you can hack most wireless LANs in minutes with the very same techniques.? It's ironic that the FBI is not using some fancy top secret multi-million dollar device to snoop in on your wireless LAN but instead is using off-the-shelf hacking tools that are freely available on the Internet.

The lesson here is that it doesn't take some super hacker to break in to your home or business network, anyone can.? At the end of the linked article, the FBI gives some decent advice that is pretty much in line with the best practices for homes that I've also outlined.? I probably would have not talked about "network segregation" since that's well beyond the means of most small businesses and homes, but I would definitely recommend following their other recommendations.

Topics: Government : US

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George Ou, a former ZDNet blogger, is an IT consultant specializing in Servers, Microsoft, Cisco, Switches, Routers, Firewalls, IDS, VPN, Wireless LAN, Security, and IT infrastructure and architecture.

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