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Chapter 9 - Self Protection on the Web
Rewards of Wireless Communications
The Albuquerque, New Mexico airport is another
publicly accessible wireless access point. Free connection
locations are available in many areas and help to deliver some of
the promised benefits of wireless Internet access.
Paid services usually share the revenue with
the hosting location such as the coffee shop. For many busy people,
the opportunity to catch up on email while having their morning
coffee or latte is worth the cost of the access.
Wireless has arrived in many homes and
businesses. It is important to balance the risks against the
benefits it provides when deciding whether or not to use it. If the
decision is made to go wireless, careful consideration should then
be given to where it is used.
The benefits of wireless:
The possible risks are:
Next, the concept of firewalls will be
introduced. The following sections will present details on why they
are important to individuals and take a look at some of the
different types of firewalls.
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