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GREATER OMAHA CHAPTER CHAPTER - Feb 28, 2013
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Wireless Security Examined

In February, Dr. Kenneth L. Dick, Ph.D., telecommunications chair and senior research fellow, College of Information Science and Technology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, spent some time with the chapter discussing wireless security. Dick provided background information on wireless routers, clarifying the simplicity of the router and how it facilitates its vulnerability. He touched on the 802.11 protocol stack and the different layers and pointed out that wireless encryption protocol (WEP) encryption is the easiest wireless network to set up, and in turn, it is the easiest to hack in to. A few tools for hacking are the Aircrack-ng Suite and Kismet. Dick elaborated on security measures that can help thwart attempts at accessing a wireless network. In parting, he mentioned using directional antennas so the wireless signal can be directed downward into the house as opposed to outward away from the house.

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Dr. Kenneth L. Dick, Ph.D., telecommunications chair and senior research fellow, College of Information Science and Technology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, receives a token of appreciation from Col. Donovan L. Routsis, USAF, chapter president, following Dick’s speech on wireless security at the February luncheon.
Dr. Kenneth L. Dick, Ph.D., telecommunications chair and senior research fellow, College of Information Science and Technology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, receives a token of appreciation from Col. Donovan L. Routsis, USAF, chapter president, following Dick’s speech on wireless security at the February luncheon.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Gregory A. Campbell
402-292-7047

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