Attackers are trying to take advantage of a newly-disclosed vulnerability in several of Microsoft Corp.'s server products that could allow them to run unauthorized code on affected computers, the company has warned
Are there any pitfalls to using SSID cloaking? Many organizations use SSID cloaking as a mechanism to add a layer of security to the WLAN. This technique requires that all users have knowledge of the SSID to connect to the wireless network. While this is commonly viewed as a mechanism to improve security and is a recommended best-practice by the PCI Data Security Standard, it can reduce the effective security of the WLAN.
The next time you're at an airport looking for a wireless hot spot, and you see one called "Free Wi-Fi" or a similar name, beware -- you may end up being victimized by the latest hot-spot scam hitting airports across the country. Here's how to protect yourself.