A Study on the Security, the Performance and the Penetration of Wi-Fi Networks in a Greek Urban Area

Abstract : This paper presents a study on the expansion of urban Wi-Fi networks and the degree of users’ awareness about their characteristics. It involves an experiment contacted at the area of Serres, a Greek city of around 70,000 inhabitants. The findings revealed that although the number of Wi-Fi networks is quite high, their owners are unaware of their technical settings. As a result many networks remain either unlocked or with WEP encryption while many adjacent networks use the same channel thus reducing their performance.
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Savvas Mousionis, Alex Vakaloudis, Constantinos Hilas. A Study on the Security, the Performance and the Penetration of Wi-Fi Networks in a Greek Urban Area. 5th Workshop on Information Security Theory and Practices (WISTP), Jun 2011, Heraklion, Crete, Greece. pp.381-389, ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-21040-2_28⟩. ⟨hal-01573314⟩

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