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Hacking Wireless Access Points by Jennifer Kurtz

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Chapter 5

WAPs in Commercial and Industrial Contexts

Abstract

Smart is the new black for marketing technology applications: It goes with everything, including built space that is not intended for private, residential use, but for industrial and commercial uses. Improved cost efficiency and convenience are touted as benefits of making these spaces smarter for controlling environmental settings, surveillance, access, machinery, and automated processes. When the point-to-point connectivity between devices and controllers (even the human controller) is interrupted by deploying insufficiently robust wireless solutions, a gap is created between signal transmitter and signal receiver that can—and in some cases has—become the playground for enterprising ...

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