Wireless attacks

Over the past few years, the use of wireless in our daily lives and in the office has increased to an extent that if I am booking a hotel room and there is no wireless, then I look for another hotel. As you travel on the railways to and from work, the rail company provides complimentary Wi-Fi. Let's look at the types of wireless attacks:

  • Evil twin: An evil twin is a wireless access point with no security that is made to look like a legitimate wireless access point; when the user connects to it, all of his traffic is being scanned and he is unaware of this:
Figure 9: Evil twin

The diagram in Figure 9 will help explain an ...

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