Wireless security: It's up to you

Lowes, Robert
November 2006
Medical Economics;11/17/2006, Vol. 83 Issue 22, following p50
Trade Publication
The article discusses the importance of encryption as a wireless security system used in protecting confidential medical records against the alarming presence of piggybackers and wardrivers. According to reports, piggybackers and wardrivers are spreading widely, covertly tapping into other's unsecured wireless networks. These illegal acts may be countered through encryption.


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