[ISN] London consumers trounce corporates in wireless security

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 03:07:38 -0600 (CST)

By John Leyden
The Register
28th October 2008 

London homeowners are more careful about defending their wireless 
networks against trespassers than their corporate counterparts. One in 
five business networks fail to use any form of wireless encryption while 
90 per cent of Londoners use encryption of some kind at home.

RSA's seventh annual wireless security survey also found the wireless 
penetration at home was far more advanced than in either New York City 
or Paris, with 55 per cent of all access points detected during the 
survey associated with home networks.

London kept its position as the ‘most wireless city’, with 12,276 access 
points logged - more than 3,000 more than New York.

But before Londoners get too smug, they may want to reflect on the 
finding that 75 per cent of domestic wireless network in Paris use 
superior WPA encryption compared to 48 per cent in London. A significant 
minority of Londoners use older WEP encryption, which has proved 
vulnerable to attack. In New York, 61 per cent of home users were using 
advanced wireless encryption, compared to just one in two business 
wireless networks in the Big Apple.


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