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Microsoft Vista for IT Security Professionals by Anthony Piltzecker

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Chapter 7

Microsoft Vista: Wireless World

Introduction

Unlike traditional wired networks in which communications travel along a shielded wire cable, wireless radio frequency signals traverse the open air. As such, a wireless signal is exposed to anyone within the signal’s range. Therefore, we must take proper security measures so that potential attackers or anyone within a wireless signal’s range does not have the ability to view, steal, or manipulate what we send through the open air.

Security is one of the biggest concerns in any network ...

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