Attacker Objectives

Attackers have many reasons for targeting wireless networks. They might want to access resources on a network, such as confidential files. Many organizations focus on perimeter defenses and are rather open after an attacker gets through them. A wireless network might represent the easiest attack avenue to the inside if adequate defenses are not in place. Other attackers might simply want to use a wireless site’s network. This could be as simple as a traveler not wanting to pay for network access while on the road, or it could be as nefarious as a spammer wanting to send millions of objectionable e-mails that won’t be traced back to him, or a virus writer wanting a good anonymous location from which to launch the latest worm. ...

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