Category Archives: Guide

Lock Down Your Wi-Fi Network

Hackers take advantage of unsecured Wi-Fi networks. Some, called war drivers, drive around neighborhoods looking for open networks. Some are just keeping score, but others may attempt to access your personal data. By following four basic steps, you can keep your information safe and the bad guys out. Via []Continue Reading

A Man, A LAN, A Plan

I first set out almost a year ago to write an article describing my experiences setting up and maintaining a complex home network. But every time I plopped down at the keyboard with a few hours reserved for the task, something network-related manifested itself and sidetracked me. Via []Continue Reading

What Is Wardriving And How Can You Prevent It

Imagine a car equipped with nothing more than a laptop computer, a portable GPS receiver, and a wireless network card slowly strolls through your neighborhood. Via []Continue Reading

Wireless Attacks Primer

In general, attacks on wireless networks fall into four basic categories: passive attacks, active attacks, man-in-the middle attacks, and jamming attacks. Lets review what these attacks mean on a wireless network. Via []Continue Reading

5 Steps To Setting Up A Wireless Network

Does your business need a wireless network? If you think the answer is yes, read on to discover how easy it is to set one up. Via []Continue Reading

Wireless Attacks And Penetration Testing (Part 2 Of 3)

There are several techniques to performing penetration testing on your wireless network, the objective of all of them being to improve the security and integrity of the network itself. What wireless lacks in the security of the physical layer and medium must be compensated for in protections on other layers of the stack. Via []Continue Reading

Wireless Attacks And Penetration Testing (Part 1 Of 3)

The very idea of a wireless network introduces multiple venues for attack and penetration that are either much more difficult or completely impossible to execute with a standard, wired network. Wireless networks only know the boundaries of their own signal: streets, parks, nearby buildings, and cars all offer a virtual “port” into your wireless network.Continue Reading

Wireless Made Simple

Trying to get a grip on wireless technology? It’s really not all that complicated. Here’s a guide to get you started. Via []Continue Reading

Here’s A Wi-Fi Primer To Help The Uninitiated

At its most basic, Wi-Fi is the Internet equivalent of a cordless phone. Instead of replacing a coiled-up phone cord, Wi-Fi takes the place of Ethernet cable, the thick wiring that stretches under desks in offices. Via []Continue Reading

No-Hassle Wireless Networking Superguide

These tips and info tell you what you need to know to set up your wireless network. Via []Continue Reading

How-To’s Of Wi-Fi

Thinking of taking the plunge? BW’s Steve Wildstrom has some tips for newbies to the world of the wireless Internet. Via []Continue Reading

Wireless Honeypot Trickery

Wireless technologies have spread quickly in recent years and are now widely deployed in corporate environments as well as at home. The human dependency on those technologies has increased to the point where one can find wireless devices almost everywhere, from network devices to laptops, cameras, and so on. Via []Continue Reading

Dealing With Gaps In Wireless Security

Wireless local-area networks are notoriously insecure. But that’s not stopping companies from cobbling together technologies. Via []Continue Reading