A Study of the Geographic Spread and Security of Wireless Access Points
Source: Glyndwr University
The facility of having wireless access to networks and the Internet has grown significantly in recent years. The advent of Wi-Fi and Wireless Access Points (WAPs) allows huge degrees of flexibility and easy access to information and resources. To this effect, it is now common to find multiple access points in public areas, in the home, and in the working environment. The security of WAPs is now an issue of paramount importance. However, as the technology has spread throughout such a diverse market of users, the security aspects have not been so quickly adopted. This has lead to numbers of unsecured private and corporate access points being left open to abuse and given scope for 'War driving'.