ALSO NOTED: Solving WiFi hotspot security; Seamless Wi-Fi tests encryption software; and much more...

> You like to do your work at Starbucks or on a bench in a city park, but you are worried about the security of your communication. What to do? Eric Geier has good advice. Tutorial

> Speaking of security, Seamless Wi-Fi has completed beta testing of version 2.0 of its Phenom encryption software. Report

> Not a moment too soon: NextHop, an enterprise WLAN specialist, has joined the Wi-Fi Alliance. Report

> T-Mobile has launched its MDA Vario II--the first HSDPA handset to be available in Germany and among the first in Europe. Report

> Springfield, MA is spending $30,000 for a three-month study of the benefits of bringing free WiFi to town. Report

> The city of Norwich in east Anglia will spend £1.1 million on providing WiFi access to businesses and the public in the city. Report

> Parts of Wilmington, Delaware will soon be covered by a WiFi network. Report

And Finally... Ski and surf: Not only are there ski slopes in Australia--yes, Australia--but these slopes are equipped with WiFi. Report

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