Caution! Wireless Networking: Preventing a Data Disaster by Jack McCullough
At last, a book dedicated to alleviating the fears that users may have about the security of their wireless home network. This no-nonsense guide is for wireless home networkers who want to protect their data from hackers, crackers, viruses, and worms. Written in non-technical language that's perfect for both novices and intermediate users, this book offers a brief introduction to wireless networking and identifies the most common internal and external pitfalls-and ways to avoid and correct them.
• The ideal reference for computer users with a wireless network who need facts separated from fiction to learn what is necessary to protect their networks
• Real-world examples help demystify viruses, worms, cryptography, and identity theft, while expert advice, cool techniques, and step-by-step instructions give readers the know-how they need to secure a WLAN and protect their privacy
• Covers the latest computer security threats and countermeasures, addressing problems that older titles do not cover, particularly in the areas of virus protection
Jack McCullough is founding consultant of Razorwire Information Security Consulting and a highly respected IT network and security expert. He has been the subject of frequent interviews with Ziff Davis Publications, Information Security Magazine, National Public Radio, and NBC news affiliates.
Table of Contents
Part I: Understanding the Threat.
Chapter 1: A Brief Overview of Wi-Fi.
Chapter 2: Network Fundamentals and Security Concerns.
Chapter 3: The People Behind the Problem.
Chapter 4: Hijacking Wi-Fi.
Chapter 5: More Wireless Attacks.
Chapter 6: Wardriving.
Chapter 7: Viruses and Wi-Fi.
Part II: Protecting Yourself.
Chapter 8: Technical Pitfalls and Solutions.
Chapter 9: Wireless Privacy Concerns.
Chapter 10: Encryption and Wi-Fi.
Chapter 11: Securing Your WLAN.
Chapter 12: Protecting Your Wi-Fi Data.
Appendix A: Suppliers, Manufacturers, and Resources.