News Factor: Are Wireless Networks Secure Yet?

My spin By default many wireless networks are not secure (as are wired networks) and there’s some simple things that you should do to ensure the security of your wireless network.
News Clip: It is no secret that wireless local area networks, or WLANs, can be probed by anyone within range of their radio signal, leaving them vulnerable to eavesdropping, unauthorized access and even viruses. In short, most WLANs have security loopholes large enough to drive a truck through. Wired equivalent privacy is the security mechanism that comes standard with 802.11 products, but its days are short-lived. That is because a new standard — Wi-Fi protected access, or WPA — is on the way.
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