WPA was a quick alternative to improve security over WEP.The current standard is WPA2; some hardware cannot support WPA2 without firmware upgrade or replacement.Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) opened a sprawling facility in Thane on Wednesday which will seat 30,000 employees, an ambitious exercise aimed at consolidating its operations across the Mumbai region under one roof.Embassy Manyata park, owned and managed by Embassy Group, is home to leading tech companies including TCS, Cognizant, IBM, Philips, and HCL Technologies, and an estimated one lakh people work there round the clock.Hackers had not yet had time to latch on to the new technology, and wireless networks were not commonly found in the work place.However, there are many security risks associated with the current wireless protocols and encryption methods, and in the carelessness and ignorance that exists at the user and corporate IT level.Some organizations that have no wireless access points installed do not feel that they need to address wireless security concerns.In-Stat MDR and META Group have estimated that 95% of all corporate laptop computers that were planned to be purchased in 2005 were equipped with wireless cards.
Wireless security is the prevention of unauthorized access or damage to computers using wireless networks.
Anyone within the geographical network range of an open, unencrypted wireless network can "sniff", or capture and record, the traffic, gain unauthorized access to internal network resources as well as to the internet, and then use the information and resources to perform disruptive or illegal acts.
Such security breaches have become important concerns for both enterprise and home networks.
Built-in wireless networking might be enabled by default, without the owner realizing it, thus broadcasting the laptop's accessibility to any computer nearby.
Modern operating systems such as Linux, mac OS, or Microsoft Windows make it fairly easy to set up a PC as a wireless LAN "base station" using Internet Connection Sharing, thus allowing all the PCs in the home to access the Internet through the "base" PC.