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While many paranoid system administrators and users still consider any WLAN to be a gaping hole, these networks can be successfully secured against snooping and unauthorized access with a little thought and effort. Fortunately for us, Linux provides some flexibility when it comes to choosing a wireless safeguard. While it's the ultimate wireless attacker's platform, it's also the optimal system to rely on when deploying a hardened WLAN. This is not surprising if you consider that network attack and defense are two sides of the same coin. This article describes the security issues facing the modern 802.11 networks and the solutions available to mitigate these problems using the Linux platform. Main Security ProblemsThe number one wireless security problem in the real world is the ignorance of the users and system administrators. We have wardriven for several years i... (more)