Open WiFi Access Point BCP's???

If you want to follow just one rule, it's this:-

Instruct your users to never (I mean NEVER) use applications which run
over unencrypted protocols.
Security first.


Marlon Borba, CISSP, APC DataCenter Associate
T�cnico Judici�rio - Seguran�a da Informa��o
TRF 3 Regi�o
(11) 3012-1683

Indeed. If you know ahead of time unencrypted 802.11(whatever) is going to be used, always use a VPN or tunnel of some sort to secure your traffic (if the apps you’ll be using have no native encryption).

You can visit the US-CERT website at for overview and recommendations on wireless.