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Chapter 18. Securing Your Wi-Fi Network > Understanding the Threat

Understanding the Threat

Make no mistake, the threat is real. If you compare a wireless network with a conventional wired network, the security risks posed by the two are essentially the same with one big additional risk for the wireless network.

The big additional risk is that a wireless network provides no physical security. Essentially, anyone can tap in to a wireless network. In comparison, to hack a wired network, you need a physical connection to the network's wiring, generally meaning that you must have access to the premises, implying an inside job of some sort.


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