O'Reilly logo

Network Know-How by John Ross

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Wi-Fi Security

Wireless networks are a trade-off between security and convenience. The obvious benefits of a wireless network connection—fast and easy access to the network from a portable computer or an isolated location—come at a cost. For most users, the convenience of wireless operation outweighs the possible security threats. But just as you lock the doors of your car when you park it on the street, you should take similar steps to protect your network and your data.

The simple truth is that someone who wants to devote enough time and effort to monitoring Wi-Fi signals can probably find a way to intercept and read the data they carry. If you send confidential information through a wireless link, an eavesdropper can copy it unless the website ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required