Kaspersky Lab releases its latest report on WiFi security, 'Wardriving in London 2007'

31 May 2007
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Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, has released its latest report on wireless network security in Great Britain. Between 24th and 26th April this year, Alexander Gostev, a senior virus analyst at Kaspersky Lab, investigated more than 800 WiFi hotspots in the business districts of London.

This article is the latest in a series of reports covering wireless security in cities around the world from Paris to Beijing. Kaspersky Lab has been conducting research into WiFi networks and devices which use Bluetooth for more than 18 months. 'Wardriving in London: 2007' includes data which can be compared to data gathered in the same location a year ago. The statistics show that the number of WiFi hotspots has almost doubled, and the number of high speed networks has increases significantly.

As for security, the number of secure networks has increased from 50% of all networks detected a year ago, to 69% in 2007. The article also provides an overview of preferred equipment manufacturers used in London networks and hotspot configuration which can either help or hinder hackers in their attempts to access wireless networks.

The complete report is available on Viruslist.com at the following link: http://www.viruslist.com/en/analysis?pubid=204791945.