Crackproof wireless apps
Security experts recommend that well-protected wireless applications have:
* Access controls embedded in the wireless device itself, whether it is a personal digital assistant, cell phone or laptop with local-area network access.
* Encryption of data stored on the wireless device.
* Encryption of data before it is sent through the airwaves.
* Key encryption of data traveling through the airwaves (128-bit minimum).
* Firewalls at the access point—the receiving station or gateway between the wired and the wireless LANs.
* Operating system and application-level password protection.
* Intrusion-detection systems to monitor signs of unauthorized traffic.
They also recommend that users be well-versed in security issues.