The facility of having wireless access to networks and the Internet has grown significantly in recent years. The advent of Wi-Fi and Wireless Access Points (WAP s) allows huge degrees of flexibility and easy access to information and resources. To this effect, it is now common to find multiple access points in public areas, in the home, and in the working environment. The security of WAPs is now an issue of paramount importance. However, as the technology has spread throughout such a diverse market of users, the security aspects have not been so quickly adopted. This has lead to numbers of unsecured private and corporate access points being left open to abuse and given scope for ‘war driving’. In this work we investigate and establish the uptake of wireless networking facilities in a common urban area, investigate the correlations with the known societal and economic backgrounds of these areas, and establish exactly to what extent security vulnerabilities are indicated within these varied constituent environments.
Computer and Systems Architecture | Digital Communications and Networking | Hardware Systems | Systems and Communications
Cunningham, S. and Grout, V. (2007) ‘A Study of the Geographic Spread and Security of Wireless Access Points’. [Paper presented to the Seventh Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association (TERENA) Networking Conference (TNC 2007) held at the Technical University of Denmark 21st-24th May 2007]. Copenhagen, Denmark.
Digital Commons Citation
Cunningham, Stuart and Grout, Vic, "A Study of the Geographic Spread and Security of Wireless Access Points" (2007). Computing. Paper 65.