Hence, it is important to understand the characteristics of such applications and evaluate the vulnerabilities bearing the highest risk in this context.
Evaluation of these vulnerabilities and the resulting vulnerability catalogs in an industrial context when considering WLAN, NFC and Zig Bee are available.
Hackers have found wireless networks relatively easy to break into, and even use wireless technology to hack into wired networks.
The risks to users of wireless technology have increased as the service has become more popular.
Wireless networks are very common, both for organizations and individuals.
Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems (WIPS) or Wireless Intrusion Detection Systems (WIDS) are commonly used to enforce wireless security policies.
WEP is an old IEEE 802.11 standard from 1999, which was outdated in 2003 by WPA, or Wi-Fi Protected Access.
WPA was a quick alternative to improve security over WEP.
Since most 21st-century laptop PCs have wireless networking built in (see Intel "Centrino" technology), they don't need a third-party adapter such as a PCMCIA Card or USB dongle.
Built-in wireless networking might be enabled by default, without the owner realizing it, thus broadcasting the laptop's accessibility to any computer nearby.