Tuesday, 16 December 2008

[news]WiFi's strength

from http://www.suntimes.com/technology/ihnatko/1329513,CST-FIN-andy13.article

But it's also a reminder of how vulnerable WiFi is to mischief. Really really locking down a WiFi network so that nobody else can use your broadband or access your networked folders is tricky business. With a copper network, a machine can't get access unless it's physically plugged in.

WiFi was built to address the demands of 2003. But today, we rely on our home networks for so much more than e-mail, chat, and Web pages that display the lyrics to "Bad To The Bone" in Klingon.

So it's time to send the varsity team back onto the field. It's time for Ethernet to suit up again.

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