Wi-fi networks step up security

The security of wireless networks used by businesses in London has improved significantly over the last 12 months, says a survey.

RSA Security found that 66% of the networks surveyed use the encryption system built-in to the wi-fi standard to help them prevent unauthorised access. This is a big change since the last survey which found that only 37% had the security system turned on. Despite this improvement, RSA said many firms were still making basic mistakes on wireless security and were leaving themselves open to attack.

Wireless networks have proved hugely popular with many businesses because they are so easy to set up and they eliminate the need for expensive cabling to give workers net access.

But this ease of use comes with a price.

News source: BBC News - Wi-fi networks step up security

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