Due to security concerns with Wi-Fi
(802.11) data transmissions, the International Olympic Committee banned the use
of WLAN at the 2002 Winter Games, and stated that it would likely be 2008 before
security issues would be sufficient to permit its use. A hacking program named "AirSnort"
allows anyone with a Linux box and a wireless networking card to intercept a transmission
and have his way with it. Credit card numbers, business presentations, stock trading
information and medical records are some of the prime targets of hackers.