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Information and advice to help you use wireless networking securely

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.
  1. Wireless Security Books (4)
  2. Wireless Security Jargon

Securing Your New Wireless Router

How to Enable Your Wireless Router's Built-in Firewall
Did you know that your wireless router may have a built-in firewall hidden within its configuration settings? Let's learn how to enable your wireless router's built-in firewall:

5 Secrets Wireless Hackers Don't Want You to Know
Are you afraid of becoming the victim of the latest wireless hack attack? Here are 5 things that hackers don't want you to know about so they can break into your network. Fix these issues now so you won't become their next victim.

How to Hack-proof Your Wireless Router
Is your wireless router a target for hackers? The answer is yes. We'll show you the steps you need to take to hack-proof your wireless router.

Coffee Shop Net Surfing Security Tips
Follow these tips to help you keep yourself safe while browsing the web at your local coffee shop.

5 Tips for Securing Your Wireless Network
Is your wireless network secure? Here are 5 steps you can take to help better secure your wireless network.

Is Your Wireless Network's Name a Security Risk?
Can something as simple as your choice of wireless network name make you a more appealing target for hackers trying to crack your wireless network's password? The answer is yes and here's why:

The Dangers of Evil Twin Wi-Fi Hotspots
Is the free wireless hotspot you just connected to a legitimate one, or is it an Evil Twin hotspot setup to steal your passwords and other personal information? Let's learn about Evil Twin hotspots and how to guard against them.

How To Hide Your Wireless Network From Your Internet-Leeching Neighbors
So you've got a wireless network setup but you noticed that something is slowing your internet browsing to a crawl. It could be your Internet leeching neighbor who is freeloading of your connection. Learn what you can do hide your wireless network so you can stop their bandwidth sucking gravy train.

How to Change Your Wi-Fi Network's Password
Do you think it's time to change your Wi-Fi password? Learn how to change it by checking out our guide

How to Detect and Remove Wi-Fi Freeloaders From Your Network
How can you tell if someone is using your wireless connection without your permission? Let's take a look at what you can do to detect and remove wireless freeloaders from your network.

How to Secure Your Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot
Are you afraid of Wi-Fi freeloaders connecting to your hotspot and racking up data overages that you'll have to pay for? Learn how to keep Wi-Fi leeches and hackers from stealing your gigabytes by reading this article.

How to Change Your Wireless Router's Admin Password
Have you lost the admin password to your wireless router or need to change your wireless router password because you never changed it from the factory default. Here are some tips on how to reset / change your wireless router's admin password.

Think Your WPA2-encrypted Wireless Network is Secure? Think Again.
Think your wireless network is safe because you're using WPA2 encryption instead of WEP? Think again (but think "no" this time). Let's find out why WPA2 is no longer as crack-proof as we once thought it was.

How to Encrypt Your Wireless Network
Is your wireless network traffic safe from hackers and eavesdroppers? Learn why your current wireless encryption might not be adequate and what you can do to protect your network.

5 Secrets Wireless Hackers Don't Want You to Know
Are you afraid of becoming the victim of the latest wireless hack attack? Here are 5 things that hackers don't want you to know about so they can break into your network. Fix these issues now so you won't become their next victim.

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
An article from WindowSecurity.com 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 About.com 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, About.com 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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