Securing the Enterprise Wireless LAN
Earlier this year, giant clothing retailer TJX Companies, Inc., acknowledged that hackers had invaded its encrypted software and lifted private customer information from 45.7 million credit and debit cards. Like most businesses, the retailer had in place what it considered to be viable security policies, processes, and technologies. But that wasn't enough. An investigation continues. But, according to a Wall Street Journal report, it's likely the cyber attacker or attackers who stole the customer records stumbled across a vulnerable store location while staking out a strip mall or shopping center from their car, using only a laptop, a telescope antenna, and an 802.11 wireless LAN adapter.