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Retailers' In-Store Wireless Networks Are Not Secure

Half the time, retail stores skimp when it comes to securing their in-store wireless computer networks, according to a study by security vendor AirDefense. Far too often, the firm found, retailers use no encryption at all, and when they do, they use WEP, a security method that a moderately experienced hacker can crack easily. The infamous data leak at retailer TJX has been blamed on wireless hacking.
Source: CRM Buyer, http://crmbuyer.com

Half the time, retail stores skimp when it comes to securing their in-store wireless computer networks, according to a study by security vendor AirDefense. Far too often, the firm found, retailers use no encryption at all, and when they do, they use WEP, a security method that a moderately experienced hacker can crack easily. The infamous data leak at retailer TJX has been blamed on wireless hacking.
Source: CRM Buyer, http://crmbuyer.com