Attacks on wireless networks have never been more common than they are today—but why? Given that 802.11 wireless networks have been around for more than 15 years, you’d think by now we’d be better at securing them. Truth is, we are better—but the bad guys have gotten better as well.
In this module, we’ll discuss various wireless threats and attacks that can be carried out against wireless networks, unsecure wireless protocols (such as the famous and surprisingly still relevant WEPCrack), and access points (APs). This module will discuss the attacks at length, so that by the next module, you’ll be ready to learn the various ways you can harden wireless access points and networks against these types of attacks.