Clute Institute for Academic Research
The purpose of this paper is to educate the wireless user or prospective wireless user regarding 802.11 wireless and wireless securities. This is achieved by a review of the literature. The authors' review of the literature includes an overview of the most popular wireless standard, 802.11, some of the benefits of wireless networks, some of the vulnerabilities in wireless networks and some basic security recommendations specific to wireless networks. In addition, the paper gives an overview of some future wireless protocols that are currently being worked on by the various standard developing bodies.