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By Caron Carlson  |  Posted 2003-05-13 Print this article Print

"Attacks happen and you dont know where theyre coming from," Nicholas said, adding that increased funding for security technology research and increased information-sharing would help. For private enterprises, many in industry maintain that sufficient methods exist to secure WLANs as needed.
"802.11 security is not a big concern because we can deal with it if we need to for certain applications," Oracles Christfort said. "802.11b is like walking on an unlighted street at night. You can do it, but you better know where youre going."
Displaying a rising profile in wireless telecommunication, the IT industry is pressing the government to make more spectrum available for unlicensed use. However, the most useful bands of the electromagnetic frequencies are already being used, and the incumbents—from cellphone operators to the Department of Defense—are lobbying hard to keep what they have and get more. "The fundamental problem we have here today is that spectrum is artificially scarce. It is mandated scarcity," said Peter Pitsch, government affairs officer at Intel Corp. Latest Wireless News:
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