TJX Companies Week 5 checkpoint

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University of Phoenix TJX Companies IT/205 Tony Sines Jason Duquette 9/23/2011
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Tjx is a large company with many retail outlets yet they did not have proper computer network security systems in place. With their system they had a limited amount of security controls in place. They had an outdated encryption system known as Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), which is relatively easy to bypass and hack through. Firewalls that they had installed did not secure traffic from the in-store kiosks as well as the wireless network that many of the stores use. Passwords were also used as a security control; however these passwords were basic passwords that the vendors also used. This was a major weakness in their system because more than just the company had passwords to their main internal network. While using the WEP other companies were switching over to Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption networks. Because TJX did not make this switch it caused their network to be vulnerable to this type of
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2011 for the course TECH 205 taught by Professor Spikes during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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