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Wi-Fi Insecurity

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.
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