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McAfee Secures Home Wireless Networks

McAfee launches a home wireless network security title it's touting as a way to defend against data theft and neighbors freeloading off one's broadband Internet connection.
McAfee on Tuesday launched a home wireless network security title it's touting as a way to defend against data theft and neighbors freeloading off one's broadband Internet connection.

McAfee Wireless Home Network Security 2006 automatically generates strong encryption keys to secure an existing wireless network, eliminating the need for users to wade through complicated, confusing configurations and jargon, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based security vendor said. Once installed, the software automatically rotates security keys on the router and all devices as additional protection.

The software uses the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and WPA2 security protocols built into popular wireless routers made by the likes of Belkin, D-Link, Linksys, and Netgear. A complete list has been posted on the McAfee site.

The $50 package, which supports up to five wireless PCs in a single network, can be downloaded immediately from McAfee's online store; a retail version will be available in early September.

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