The hidden dangers of the hotzone

Dan Jones, Mobile Editor

May 24, 2006

1 Min Read
Metro-Mesh: A Hacker's Paradise?

Wireless metro-mesh technology promises a new era in anytime, anywhere public access Internet for the masses.

So-called mesh technology -- in case you've been living under a rock for the last year -- allows 802.11 wireless access points to pass data amongst themselves over the air, removing the need for multiple wired connections back to the Internet. Proponents of the technology, which has been taken up in cities such as Philadelphia and San Francisco over the past year, say that it will enable low-cost metropolitan WiFi access as well other services such as VOIP.

There is, however, one question that doesn't often seem to get asked about metro-mesh technology in the cavalcade of press coverage and industry hype: Just how secure is this technology?

Find out at Dark Reading.

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung, special to Dark Reading

About the Author(s)

Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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