The wireless medium is so open to attacks that today's wireless networks can be accessed by using a laptop and once the laptop gets access to the packets flowing through the network, it is an open world from there on. Effective security is the most important element now missing from most wireless networks. Vulnerabilities in these networks leave them open to eavesdropping, session highjacking, data alteration and manipulation, and an overall lack of privacy. This paper details some of the available options for securing a wireless network.
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