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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Wireless networking security

Articles and information on the various wireless protocol implementations- Bluetooth, 802.11b, 802.11g, etc.- and the vulnerabilities they present along with tips and advice to help you use your wireless device or network securely.
Secure Your Wireless Network
Secure Your Wireless Network: Understanding the threats and how to protect your network against them
Wireless Networking Protocols
A brief tip describing the difference between the commonly used wireless networking protocols.
Wireless Networking Hardware
A short tip explaining the hardware components used in creating a wireless network.
Wireless Networking Basics
A short tip describing the basic components and technology required for wireless networking.
Free WiFi Security 101 Course
A free course via email to teach you the basics of wireless networking and, more importantly, wireless network security.
Free Wireless Security Tools
Freeware tools and utilities you can use to secure and protect your wireless network or device and test out your security.
Wireless Attacks Primer by Robert Shimonski with Permission from
An article from by Robert Shimonski on wireless network attacks. In general, attacks on wireless networks fall into four basic categories: passive attacks, active attacks, man-in-the middle attacks, and jamming attacks. This paper examines what these attacks mean on a wireless network.
Wireless Network Security for the Home
An article on how to configure the various security features of wireless access points and routers to ensure that neighbors and hackers can't easily access your home wireless network.
Top Wireless Network Security Books
With sensitive and confidential data being beamed through the air everywhere we go these days, it is important to learn how to secure your wireless connection to ensure it stays private.
How Secure Is Your Wireless Network?
How Secure Is Your Wireless Network? (Safeguarding Your Wi-Fi LAN) from Lee Barken is a great book on the hot topic of wireless network security.
Wireless FAQ - Are Wireless Networks Secure?
Q & A article from Guide for Wireless / Networking, Bradley Mitchell
Hack Proofing Your Wireless Network
Hack Proofing Your Wireless Network provides information on everything you need to know to secure and protect your wireless network. An excellent book and a valuable reference.
Encryption - 40-bit vs 128-bit Encryption - What is the Difference?
Article on the difference between 40-bit and 128-bit encryption for your wireless network from Bradley Mitchell, Guide for Wireless / Networking.
Building Secure Wireless Networks with 802.11
Jahanzeb Khan and Anis Khwaja provide a wealth of knowledge to help any home user or system administrator implement and secure a wireless network.
Seven Security Problems of 802.11 Wireless
An article from Matthew Gast, author of 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide. He lists seven biggest problems with trying to secure a wireless network.
Securing Your Wireless Network
A site with information on proactive steps to take to secure your wireless network.

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