Retailers haven’t learned from TJX
As you probably know the TJ Maxx credit card theft was largely responsible to lax wireless security. See Article
A wireless network that employed less protection than many people use on their home systems appears to be the weak link that led TJX Companies, the US-based retailing empire, to preside over the world’s biggest known theft of credit-card numbers.
Despite a market capitalization of almost $13bn, it appears the company couldn’t afford to secure its Wi-Fi network with anything more robust than the woefully inadequate Wired Equivalent Privacy protocol.
So George Ou from ZDNET decided to warwalk and report on what other major retailers are using to secure their wireless. His results are not encouraging.