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Who's on First? Wireless Network Security with Linux

Nov 07, 2007, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David M. Williams)

"Network monitoring and intrusion detection are integral parts of network security. This becomes even more important when introducing wireless access, because now there's an openly available entry point into your network. You safeguard buildings with security systems, valuables with safes and server rooms with doors. It's important to secure your wireless network too. Here's how to build monitoring in from the onset along with some great open-source tools.

"As soon as a wireless access point is installed it begins emitting broadcasts, announcing its Service Set Identifier (SSID) to all and sundry. This is useful: it makes discovery and initial client configuration very swift and painless..."

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