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Wireless Security - Best Practices


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#1 harrywaldron

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 05:56 PM

Below are articles reflecting the best practices in wireless security:

Best Practices for Wireless Security
http://www.computerworld.com/securitytopic...1,86951,00.html

Microsoft Recommended - Best Practices for Wireless Security
http://microsoft.com/downloads/details.asp...&displaylang=en

PC Magazine - Ironclad Security for Wireless LANs
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1276349,00.asp

PC Magazine - WPA Security step-by-step
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1277020,00.asp

Limit mobile risks--a security checklist
http://zdnet.com.com/2100%2D1107%2D5108423.html

Tips on locking down your WLAN
http://www.computerworld.com/securitytopic...1,87705,00.html

GOOGLE SEARCH: wireless+security+best+practices
http://www.google.com/search?&q=wireless+s...+best+practices

Top 10 basic wireless security practices
http://www.computerworld.com/securitytopic...1,87324,00.html

Top 10 basic wireless security practices

1. Use vendor-supplied security
2. Change the default admin password of your wireless router/access point/bridge
3. Turn down the power
4. Use MAC address filtering and WEP encryption
5. Consult the vendor about antenna positioning
6. Change SSID and, if possible, disable SSID broadcast
7. Keep your wireless router/access point/bridge firmware up to date
8. Use a VPN for working at home
9. Keep your antivirus software up to date
10. Use a firewall



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#2 Grinler

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 06:59 PM

Thanks harry. This is important to know for new users as people can steal their bandwidth and access their networks if the wireless aspects are not secured enough.

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 02:02 AM

Thought I would bring this back up since many more people have Wireless now - I just changed to wireless and used some of this information to protect :thumbsup:

Thanks!




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