How to Secure wireless networks

In minimize wireless network attacks; an organization can adopt the following policies

  • Changing default passwords that come with the hardware
  • Enabling the authentication mechanism
  • Access to the network can be restricted by allowing only registered MAC addresses.
  • Use of strong WEP and WPA-PSK keys, a combination of symbols, number and characters reduces the chance of the keys been cracking using dictionary and brute force attacks.
  • Intrusion detection systems (IDS),systems such as WIDZ can help; network scanning, association floods and Rogue APs.
  • Firewall software can also help reduce unauthorized access.

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