Jamming (Denial of Service)

Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks are those that prevent the proper use of functions or services. Such attacks can also be extrapolated to wireless networks. To understand this, we must first consider how wireless 802.11b networks operate, and over what frequencies.

Effectively attacking (or securing) a wireless network requires a certain level of knowledge about how radio transmitters, frequencies, and wavelengths work and relate to each other. In the United States, the FCC governs frequencies and their allocation. Devices such as police radios, garage door openers, cordless phones, GPS receivers, microwave ovens, and cell phones use various frequencies to operate. In fact, millions of such devices are capable of operating ...

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