Kaspersky Lab publishes latest report on WiFi networks

19 May 2006
Virus News

New report presents data from InfoSecurity 2006

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions which protect against viruses, Trojans, hackers and spam, has released its most recent report on WiFi network security. The report presents data from the UK, including data collected during InfoSecurity 2006.

“The world itself is becoming increasingly mobile, with an enormous range of communication devices available. This is a relatively new phenomenon and, like all innovations, it’s of interest both to hackers and to information security companies. The situation is complicated by the fact that, like everything new, wireless networks and protocols still haven’t got over their teething troubles: in the hands of inexperienced users, they can pose a serious security risk. " said Alexander Gostev, the report's author.

Kaspersky Lab virus analysts regularly publish reports on mobile malware, WiFi and Bluetooth security. Such research is designed to investigate the current state of affairs and to heighten user awareness of security issues. Previous reports have focused on WiFi networks in Peking and Tianjin, WiFi networks at CeBIT 2006, mobile malware and Bluetooth security issues.

In addition to data on WiFi networks detected at InfoSecurity 2006, this latest report investigates the security of WiFi networks in business areas of London.

The report is available in full at Kasperky Lab’s Viruslist.com.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab (www.kaspersky.com) develops, produces and distributes secure content management solutions that protect customers from IT threats. Kaspersky Lab's products protect both home users and corporate networks from viruses, spyware, adware, Trojans, worms, hackers and spam. For many years now, the company has waged a battle against malicious programs, and in doing so has gained unique knowledge and skills that have resulted in Kaspersky Lab becoming a technology leader and acknowledged expert in the development of secure content management solutions. Today, Kaspersky Lab's products protect more than 200 million users worldwide and its technology is licensed by leading security vendors globally. To find out more about Kaspersky Lab, visit www.kaspersky.com.