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Chapter 6. Wireless Security

Chapter 6. Wireless Security

We all like to think we have privacy, even when often we don't. Some people move into the Alaskan outback, 50 miles from the nearest truck stop, to ensure that they have no chance of running into another human being. Others maintain psychological limits while living in dense environments: though Glenn can see neighbors through his kitchen window, through mutual unspoken consent, he and his neighbors never acknowledge each other's presence.

These anecdotes illustrate the extremes of wireless networking as well. As long as our wireless networks are isolated, we don't have to worry about others. The minute someone comes within range, our privacy can be compromised. Transmissions over wireless networks, because they go through walls, ceilings, floors, and other obstructions, are easily intercepted by consumer-level equipment just like the gear you use to connect your computers and access point.


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