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Wireless Security Concerns

On wireless networks, you have a new set of security concerns. Wireless transmissions can be intercepted because they are essentially radio frequency transmissions. Most wireless devices allow you to turn on and use what is known as the Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP). WEP sets up an encrypted communications link between communicating wireless devices so that even if the transmissions are intercepted, they appear as gibberish so that anyone intercepting them will not be able to decrypt the transmissions. Don't worry about having to take any extra steps to use a wireless encryption device. The encryption-decryption is done automatically by the communicating devices after the devices are configured for the same network. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for configuring WEP on your wireless devices.


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