Common WLAN protection mechanisms and their flaws

To be able to protect a wireless network, it is crucial to clearly understand which protection mechanisms exist and which security flaws they have. This topic will be useful not only for those readers who are new to Wi-Fi security, but also as a refresher for experienced security specialists. Understanding this topic will help you understand one of the important aspects of this book: you should properly plan the security of your wireless penetration testing lab.

Hiding SSID

Let's start with one of the common mistakes made by network administrators: relying only on security by obscurity. In the frames of the current subject, it means using a hidden WLAN SSID (short for service set identification

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