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Case studies / statistics on wireless security?
From: "Henry Masa" <henrymasa () yahoo com>
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 21:43:06 -0700


I recently gave a short talk about wireless security at the nonprofit
organization I work at.  In the first part of the hour discussion I
discussed open public hot-spots -- Internet cafes, airport lounges, the
random unrestricted access point -- and some potential threats you expose
yourself to, such as sniffing and man-in-the-middle attacks.  One
participant in the discussion asked for evidence that these types of attacks
really do occur, and I could not readily refer her to a good source of
information.
 
My belief is the threat is real and I would like to be able to validate my
theory.  But I can't find a reliable source of information about the
prevalence of this type of activity.  Are there Web sites, articles, recent
books, etc. that provide statistics or case studies of compromises to
wireless data transmission or privacy?  Thanks.
 
- Hank


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