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Stewart Miller
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Jan. 22 2003 0071410732 978-0071410731 1
Enhance security and maintain privacy of mission-critical data, even when going wireless. This book covers 802.11 security for Windows, Linux, Macs, Palms, and other PDAs.

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COMPLETE COVERAGE OF THE TECHNOLOGY THAT’S MAKING WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS VIRTUALLY IMMUNE TO HACKERS!

Wireless technology offers businesses a world of strategic advantages — and a host of security problems. But thanks to McGraw-Hill’s WiFi Security, your company’s mission-critical data can be safeguarded, even against hackers intent on exploiting vulnerabilities in your business’s network brought on by wireless communications.

Written with insight by a leading wireless security expert, WiFi Security:
* Deals explicitly with wireless security for Windows 2000/XP, MAC OS X, Linux, Lindows OS, Palm OS, and PocketPC platforms
* Reviews security approaches for the different standards currently competing for the U. S. market
* Addresses data compromise, unauthorized access, and denial of service — all critical to WLAN users
* Covers the 802.11 IEEE standard with regard to security, performance, and throughput
* Discusses encryption and privacy through the Wireless Equivalent Privacy (WEP) protocol
* And much, much more!

About the Author

Stewart S. Miller has more than a decade of highly specialized technical security and privacy expertise. He has published 11 books in the computer field and over 1000 feature articles. Miller is the country's leading IT security and efficiency management expert. Known best as an executive senior consultant, Stewart has created market analysis/research for hundreds of leading Fortune 500 companies. Stewart has worked with major organizations including IBM and Ernst & Young; he is very well-known for his expertise with complex enterprise systems including SAP, J.D. Edwards, Baan, and PeopleSoft. He has demonstrated his leadership and communication skills as the keynote lecturer for the IBM/SAP Partnership and literally wrote the book on SAP R/3 Certification. Mr. Miller is known to be “the” industry leader as an efficiency expert in both science and technology because he has collectively saved his clients and users of his materials hundreds of millions of dollars. He is also an IBM Certified IT Security Consultant, charter member of the National Association of Science Writers, and has certifications in every module of SAP and PeopleSoft.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Clear and Complete March 25 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I am really impressed with this book! WiFi has always been a difficult subject to master, especially with respect to security. Most of the books on this subject are very cryptic, however this book was very clearly understood by both myself and my colleagues. I highly recommend this book to ANYONE who is dealing with WiFi Security at any level.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Important Topic, Well Covered March 20 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
WiFi is an important topic and I believe this book covers all the most important issues with excellent clarity and detail. I was very impressed with the depth of coverage and the way this book systematically covers each topic. At least with this book, I feel I have a better command of what needs to be done to improve our WiFi security at our company.
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1.0 out of 5 stars A book with lots of sales pitches March 19 2003
Format:Paperback
The Preface of the book talks about the offering that the author's firm is providing. I believe the book is just another sales tool for the author's consulting firm. It's filled with a lot of information that are irrelevent of (Wi-Fi) security. It poses a lot of questions without giving you the specific answers or solutions. Just take a look at the paragraphs under title "Building a Private Wireless Infrastructure" (bottom of page 88) and see if you can get what you expect from the title. I think this book is only good for either junior high school kids who like to know more about IT buzz words or those high-level executives who love to pay big money for thousand of words (not works) from the so-called consultants (It's not a coincident that the author's firm is called Executive Information Service).
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5.0 out of 5 stars WiFi for the Masses March 4 2003
Format:Paperback
This comprehensive tome on WiFi Security should be read by security and IT professionals; as well as technology hobbyists. It is comprehensive and yet can be read on many planes to expand the knowledge base of most all readers. Since this technology will be soon as ubiquitous as the George Foreman grill; I highly recommend this read.
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1.0 out of 5 stars A book with lots of sales pitches March 18 2003
By Pi-Hui Chao - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The Preface of the book talks about the offering that the author's firm is providing. I believe the book is just another sales tool for the author's consulting firm. It's filled with a lot of information that are irrelevent of (Wi-Fi) security. It poses a lot of questions without giving you the specific answers or solutions. Just take a look at the paragraphs under title "Building a Private Wireless Infrastructure" (bottom of page 88) and see if you can get what you expect from the title. I think this book is only good for either junior high school kids who like to know more about IT buzz words or those high-level executives who love to pay big money for thousand of words (not works) from the so-called consultants (It's not a coincident that the author's firm is called Executive Information Service).
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2.0 out of 5 stars Dated, not enough meat May 26 2005
By Daniel Luechtefeld - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book served as the text for a graduate-level Wireless Network Security class. As such it was too elementary, and far too dated - one paragraph on 802.11i, none on WPA or WPA2. I got through the course thanks to Google, IEEE's website, and the Planet3 CWNA and CWSP books.
4.0 out of 5 stars Review Oct. 12 2005
By M. Angeles - Published on Amazon.com
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So far I am on Chapter 8. I have a home wireless network and wanted to learn more about the vulnerabilities of 802.1X. It seems like an easy read and doesn't go too technical but a good reference and a beginners "what you need to know" book. Overall it needs more beef on the technical end of this books from software to hardware.
2.0 out of 5 stars Waste of paper. June 26 2005
By Dennis Dow - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The dated nature of the book is unavoidable without a reprint. However even in 2003 people knew better than to allow the errors this book contains. I found 23 different pages with serious errors. These errors could cause a novice to mis-configure their system or purchase inadequate hardware.

More disappointing than the author's performance is the editors' poor performance. McGraw-Hill should be embarrassed by their involvement in this piece of work. The author is quite fond of "due to the fact that" and other flagrant poor usage. Additionally a good technical review would have caught the poor organization and inconsistencies of the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WiFi for the Masses March 4 2003
By Peter Stern - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This comprehensive tome on WiFi Security should be read by security and IT professionals; as well as technology hobbyists. It is comprehensive and yet can be read on many planes to expand the knowledge base of most all readers. Since this technology will be soon as ubiquitous as the George Foreman grill; I highly recommend this read.
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