Security and safety aspects of WI-FI systems
Now and again a message warning of attempted ‘access violation’ pops on my screen, so I was interested to read a question relating to wi-fi security in the most recent issue of Update*. Phil Bradly recommends an article on the subject “How to secure a wireless LAN“.
I found the article really useful and written in terms that are understandable for the average non-IT specialist.
Meanwhile, the BBC has been running some interesting material on the health aspect of using WI-FI. Does the radiation cause cancer and other ilnesses, or is it safe?
Both sides argue their point. I suspect it will end like the mobile telephone and cancer issue – there is a health hazard, but the convenience of using both mobiles and wi-fi overides the threat until this is definitely proven to be actual.
*Update, 2007,6 (10):10