Smart Mobile Devices — “Stress Test” for the WIPS of the Future

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Traditionally, talking of wireless security in the enterprises we talked about embedded Centrio Wi-Fi, Linksys rogue APs, open source DoS tools, and compliance requirements (PCI, DoD, HIPAA). While these topics continue to be important today, the upcoming proliferation of the smart mobile devices is the new frontier for the enterprise wireless security to address. The inundation of smart mobile devices… Read More

SIMFI: Convert your cell phone into a WiFi honeypot!

My previous post “WiFi Hots(Honey)pots Go Mobile” (http://blog.airtightnetworks.com/wireless-security-mobile-hotspot/) talked about Palm Pre/Pixi Plus going the hot(honey)pot way. SIMFI is equally cool – it can convert your cell phone into a hotspot. SIMFI is of the size of a SIM card and has WLAN modem built into it. It can be pretty much used with any… Read More

WiFi Hots(Honey)pots Go Mobile

Mobile Hotspot with an option to create an Open Network

Are you already having trouble preventing your enterprise Wi-Fi clients from connecting to some of the existing public Wi-Fi networks (e.g., T-Mobile, Google WiFi)?     Guess what – the latest Palm Pre Plus or Pixi Plus can be converted into a cool mobile hotspot. One can easily roam around with this pocket hotspot. (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/21/technology/personaltech/21pogue.html) It is amazing as to… Read More

How “soft APs” can create “soft spots” in your network security

In several of my recent wireless scanning exercises, I have encountered soft APs much more often than before. In one case, it was an employee who returned from business trip who had used USB WiFi AP in hotel to share his Internet connection with fellow workers (well, they did not all want to pay $5… Read More

Voice Mobility powered by Wi-Fi Telephony

Wi-Fi telephony is the upcoming technology that can be set up on existing enterprise Wi-Fi network and empowers enterprises with voice mobility benefits in an easy, scalable and cost-effective way. Increased deployment of superior Wi-Fi networks to achieve wireless data access and increased adoption of VoIP technologies to make cost-effective calls has led the concept… Read More