Wireless Network Admins Wising Up

RSA Security Inc. conducted its annual survey of New York, London and Paris and found that more wireless hot spots are working to secure their networks but a fifth of corporate access points remain open.

In all three cities the percentage of hot spots protected by some form of encryption increased; London went from 76 to 81%, New York only grew from 75 to 76%, while Paris jumped from 78 to 80%. They also found that Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is being replaced by Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), a much more secure method.

The number of businesses without adequate protection is a bit surprising considering what could possibly be at risk for these companies. London and Paris both had about 18% of their companies unprotected and New Yorkers topped the list with a full 21% of their businesses tempting fate.
Via [computerworld.com]

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