|Ad hoc wireless networks may also create a security breach. An ad hoc wireless network is formed when two laptop computers form a direct wireless connection to each other. As it is a built-in functionality in Windows and is turned on by default, ad hoc wireless networks can be easily formed. If one of the computers is also plugged into the wired Ethernet infrastructure at the same time, the other wireless client has full access to confidential information on the employee’s computer and on the network.
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