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Cog·i·ta·tion [koj-i-tey'-shun] – noun: Concerted thought or
reflection; meditation; contemplation.
Kirt [kert] – proper noun: RF Cafe webmaster.
Due to security concerns
with Wi-Fi (802.11) data transmissions, the International Olympic Committee
banned the use of WLAN at the 2002 Winter Games, and stated that it
would likely be 2008 before security issues would be sufficient to permit
its use. A hacking program named "AirSnort" allows anyone with a Linux
box and a wireless networking card to intercept a transmission and have
his way with it. Credit card numbers, business presentations, stock
trading information and medical records are some of the prime targets