What You Should DoBy Sean Gallagher | Posted 2002-06-07 Print
The retailer's in-store wireless network exposed customers' credit card data. Best Buy has plenty of company.
Securing a Wireless Network
If you're using wireless networks in your company, you should:
- Use the existing encryption built into current wireless products
- Change the default settings for identification on wireless access points so they can't be easily hacked
- Use virtual private network (VPN) software to protect computer users and handhelds where possible
- Regularly check your network for unauthorized access points
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