Caution! Wireless Networking

Caution! Wireless Networking : Preventing a Data Disaster

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At last, a book dedicated to alleviating the fears that users may have about the security of their wireless home network. This no-nonsense guide is for wireless home networkers who want to protect their data from hackers, crackers, viruses, and worms. Written in non-technical language that's perfect for both novices and intermediate users, this book offers a brief introduction to wireless networking and identifies the most common internal and external pitfalls-and ways to avoid and correct them. The ideal reference for computer users with a wireless network who need facts separated from fiction to learn what is necessary to protect their networks Real-world examples help demystify viruses, worms, cryptography, and identity theft, while expert advice, cool techniques, and step-by-step instructions give readers the know-how they need to secure a WLAN and protect their privacy Covers the latest computer security threats and countermeasures, addressing problems that older titles do not cover, particularly in the areas of virus protection
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 188 x 228 x 18mm | 439.99g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 076457213X
  • 9780764572135

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Sure you're vulnerable.
Now here's what you do about itCalm down. There are definite dangers associated with wireless networking, but you hold the antidote in your hands. This guide, written by a respected security consultant, separates the genuine threats from the hype and hysteria. Then it tells you how to guard against virus attacks, hackers and crackers, rogue access points, drive-by downloads, sniffers, wardrivers, and other very real threats. By following the advice in these pages, you can make your Wi-Fi network as safe as it can be. Understand how Wi-Fi works and what makes it vulnerableTake a look inside the hacker community and see what makes them tickLearn to recognize specific attacksCheck your system for weaknesses crackers can exploitHide your network from unwanted snoops and hackers by changing default settings and using encryptionBe able to identify hoaxes and see why they make you vulnerableGuard your hardware with electrical protection, proper grounding, and regular maintenanceDeal with common Wi-Fi problems, such as multipath interference and overlapping channelsProtect your privacy from spyware, ISP monitoring, and other invaders
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Table of contents

Acknowledgments; Part I: Understanding the Threat; Chapter 1: A Brief Overview of Wi-Fi; Chapter 2: Network Fundamentals and Security Concerns; Chapter 3: The People Behind the Problem; Chapter 4: Hijacking Wi-Fi; Chapter 5: More Wireless Attacks; Chapter 6: Wardriving; Chapter 7: Viruses and Wi-Fi; Part II: Protecting Yourself; Chapter 8: Technical Pitfalls and Solutions; Chapter 9: Wireless Privacy Concerns; Chapter 10: Encryption and Wi-Fi; Chapter 11: Securing Your WLAN; Chapter 12: Protecting Your Wi-Fi Data; Appendix A: Suppliers, Manufacturers, and Resources; Appendix B: Wireless Standards; Glossary; Index.
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About Jack McCullough

Jack McCullough is founding consultant of Razorwire Information Security Consulting and a highly respected IT network and security expert. He has been the subject of frequent interviews with Ziff Davis Publications, Information Security Magazine, National Public Radio, and NBC news affiliates.
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