12 September, 2008

Grass is green, sky is blue, news at 11

Study: Hotel Networks Put Corporate Users at Risk. You think?

Is it any surprise that most hotels use unencrypted or weak encryption for wireless? Is it any surprise that a substantial number still use hubs instead of switched networks?

It would surprise me more if hotels consistently worried about security for their guests' networks. If only 21 percent of hotels had reports of "wrongdoing" on their guest networks, that means the percentage of guests that report attacks is actually much lower. There is little financial incentive for the hotels to upgrade hardware and configure networks to prevent malicious activity. Most road warriors are more worried about convenience than security.

I bet encryption on hotel wireless networks causes more complaints than unencrypted wireless.

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