One in ten people globally are using Wi-Fi at home and work, according to the Wi-Fi Alliance, and this number is continuing to grow. Additionally, according to Cisco's predictions, mobile data traffic will increase 18-fold between 2011 and 2016. Most people connect to the web via Wi-Fi on their mobile devices. Wireless local area networks (WLANs) allow for flexibility and connectivity and are affordable, but the transmission of potentially sensitive data via the airwaves adds vulnerability that intruders and hackers can exploit. Unauthorized users can intercept and hack into unprotected connections. Therefore, it is imperative that a business take appropriate action to maximize security.
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