Technology is neither good nor bad; it’s all about how it’s used. Elcom’s Wireless Security Auditor is software that can locate wireless networks, crack WAP/WPA2 PSK passwords, and sniff data packets. IT admins and security folks can use it to test the security of their own networks, but you should also be aware that it’s out there and the bad guys can use it for significantly more nefarious activities – such as breaking into your wifi enabled systems and reading your files. It doesn’t come cheap, at $399 to $1199, but that may not matter to the crackers who are making big money off the identity theft info they get from your users. Read more about it here:
About The Author
Debra Littlejohn Shinder is a technology and security analyst and author specializing in identity, security and cybercrime, utilizing her past experience as a police officer and police academy/criminal justice instructor. She has written numerous books and articles for web and print publications and has been awarded the Microsoft MVP designation for fourteen years in a row.