7 August 2017 Threats and risks to information security: a practical analysis of free access wireless networks
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Proceedings Volume 10445, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High Energy Physics Experiments 2017; 104452R (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2281227
Event: Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2017, 2017, Wilga, Poland
Abstract
Nowadays, there is an ever-growing need to investigate, consult and communicate through the internet. This need leads to the intensification of free access to the web in strategic and functional points for the benefit of the community. However, this open access is also related to the increase of information insecurity. The existing works on computer security primarily focus on the development of techniques to reduce cyber-attacks. However, these approaches do not address the sector of inexperienced users who have difficulty understanding browser settings. Two methods can solve this problem: first the development of friendly browsers with intuitive setups for new users and on the other hand, by implementing awareness programs on essential security without deepening on technical information. This article addresses an analysis of the vulnerabilities of wireless equipment that provides internet service in the open access zones and the potential risks that could be found when using these means.
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Daniel I. Quirumbay, Iván A. Coronel, Marcia M. Bayas , Ronald H. Rovira, Konrad Gromaszek, Akmaral Tleshova , Ainur Kozbekova, "Threats and risks to information security: a practical analysis of free access wireless networks", Proc. SPIE 10445, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High Energy Physics Experiments 2017, 104452R (7 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2281227; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2281227
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