Published: May 17, 2005, 2:17 PM PDT
A hacker on a park bench could log onto dozens of U.S. government computer networks thanks to slipshod security standards at many agencies, according to a congressional report released Tuesday.
The report by the Government Accountability Office found that few government agencies can ensure that their wireless networks are protected from unauthorized access.
Government agencies shouldn't set up high-speed wireless broadband networks, known as Wi-Fi, until they have figured out a way to secure them, according to guidelines issued by the National Institute for Standards and Technology.
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