Global Briefing: Nov. 26, 2001


Hoping to boost productivity and give workers increased flexibility, more bosses are letting employees use wireless devices to tap into their company's local network. But they may be letting strangers in as well. A recent report by Cigital, a software-security company based in Dulles, Va., says the programs that facilitate wireless connections could make a network vulnerable to hackers. The software contains the addresses of all the machines that employees can access with their laptops, including the main servers at work. A skilled hacker could manipulate the software to gain access to all information on the internal...

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