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CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 In Depth by Mark Ciampa

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chapter 9Wireless Network Security

After completing this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

• Describe the different types of wireless network attacks

• List the vulnerabilities in IEEE 802.11 security

• Explain the solutions for securing a wireless network

Today’s Attacks and Defenses

The most significant feature of a Wi-Fi network is the fact that the wireless signal is not confined to a cable as in a traditional network but instead is broadcast through the air. Because Wi-Fi signals are not restricted by walls or doors, the user has unprecedented mobility and can freely roam while still connected to the network. However, this feature is also a security liability. Because a wireless signal is not confined within the walls of ...

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