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Hacking Exposed Wireless, Third Edition by Johnny Cache, Joshua Wright

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CHAPTER 6

TAKING IT ALL THE WAY: BRIDGING THE AIR-GAP FROM WINDOWS 8

With the introduction of Windows Vista, Microsoft made significant changes to the wireless networking model through the design of the Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS) 6.0 model and the Native Wi-Fi driver, replacing the rigid and feature-poor Windows XP wireless interface. With continued enhancements in Windows 7 (NDIS 6.20), Windows 8 (NDIS 6.30), and Windows 8.1 (NDIS 6.40), Windows users enjoy enhanced flexibility in the wireless stack, enabling new applications, security models, and greater access to wireless services than were previously possible.

This new access also gives an attacker the ability to leverage the wireless stack for malicious purposes, ...

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