[LINK] New "paint" provides wireless network protection without encryption
brd at iimetro.com.au
Mon Mar 26 16:14:55 AEST 2007
Someone should tell this journalist that the use of phrases like "airborne RF signals" destroys credibility.
Apart from that, even if such shielding were to work, the use of strong encryption as well would be advisable.
New "paint" provides wireless network protection without encryption
Posted on March 24th, 2007
by George Gardner
Forget WEP and WPA; I'm switching over to the EM-SEC Coating System, a recently revealed paint developed by EM-SEC Technologies that acts as an electromagnetic fortress, allowing a wireless network to be contained within painted walls without fear of someone tapping in or hacking wireless networks.
The EM-SEC Coating System is clearly the most secure option aside from stringing out the CAT5, and can be safely used to protect wireless networks in business and government facilities.
"The use of EM-SEC Coating as an electromagnetic barrier for the containment of wireless networks has opened a new realm of possibilities for our company and for the future of wireless communications" said Robert Boyd, Vice President and Director of Technology for EM-SEC Technologies, LLC. "As hackers, identity thieves and even terrorists become more sophisticated in the methods they use to obtain information or inflict damage, this experiment confirmed EM-SEC Coating reduces the threat from electronic eavesdropping and blocks out electromagnetic interference for the protection of electronic data."
The EM-SEC Coating System uses a series of water-based shielding products that restrict the passage of airborne RF signals, and was initially developed to aid the U.S. Government and Military is shielding operation centers; the Military always gets the good stuff first.
Recent tests on the product revealed that this special wireless blocking paint can now be successfully used by corporate and private companies.
"We have developed an innovative shielding system that cannot only be utilized by corporate offices, boardrooms, server and computer rooms and research and development laboratories to protect their digital assets from electronic eavesdropping, but it will also ensure the safe operation of wireless networks", said Wayne LeGrande, President and Chief Technical Officer, EM-SEC Technologies, LLC.
We've seen first hand that many wireless encryption methods simply do not work, and can be hacked using a couple hundred dollars worth of equipment and free downloadable software. This EM-SEC Coating solution provides strong network security combined with the freedoms that come with a wireless network, something that would have previously been thought to be impossible.
brd at iimetro.com.au
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