I currently use a laptop that has an internal wireless card. I'm hoping that my up-to-date Norton Security (2006 ed., with antivirus, personal firewall, privacy control, antispam, antispyware, and firewall) and Ad-Aware SE, is enough to prevent this threat. The reports I've read, however, didn't indicate whether an up-to-date security suite is enough to protect myself. What other steps should I take?
If you use another vendor's wireless card and drivers, visit their Web site and see if they've released an update in the past few months. If so, install it. Although no exploits are in the wild at this time, it is vital to install these critical patches in a timely fashion given the scrutiny that wireless drivers have received in recent months.
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