Wireless LAN Security
There is a huge growth in the usage of wireless networks. This means that the security standards must also evolve and grow. The main problem for users of wireless networks is knowing all the different ways they can be attacked while using their systems. There are many benefits available to wireless users but proper security should be implemented.
In the 1980's the first generation wireless modems were developed by radio operators it was known as packet radio. A second and third generation was released shortly after increasing in data rates. In 1991 the first IEEE Wireless LAN workshop was held and a standard was created.
Wireless connection gives users and organisations many advantages some of these are portability, cheaper to install and flexibility.
WLAN gives the user the option of being able to move a laptop freely around the office or home this eliminates the need for wires while keeping network connectivity.
Reducing wiring enables better flexibility, increased efficiency and lowering the cost of wiring.
Wireless and mobile networks are constantly expanding their capabilities as bandwidth is always increasing and because of its flexibility are becoming the connection of choice for users.
However with this flexibility comes certain risks that are eliminated with wired connections for example denial of service attacks where users and companies confidentiality could be threatened.
In the 1980's the first generation wireless modems were developed by radio operators it was known as packet radio. A second and third generation was released shortly after increasing in data rates.
In 1991 the first IEEE WLAN workshop was held this is when standards for Wireless LANs began.
A basic description of wireless technologies would be to be able to communicate without the...