As the technology progresses, it is becoming hassle-free and the reason might be that it is going wireless and many businesses that depend on heavy use of technology is embracing this new change. The new startups that the millennial entrepreneurs are setting up use the latest technology because it is less expensive and the older and larger organization who has been in the business for many years has welcomed the wireless technology with open arms and moved to it. Wireless Local Area Network is one of the innovations that has taken the industry by storm. According to the surveys, 50% of the organizations had already switched to the wireless tech by the year 2006.
When so much responsibility rests on the WLAN enterprise it is understandable that it is one of the main targets of cybercriminals. To keep your network safe and secure, it is important to know how it can be attacked.
Below are some of the most common wireless attack to look out for:
Rogue access points attacks surely need to be on top of the list. These are little wireless devices that can be installed even on a wired network and makes way for the hackers to get inside a network and its’ system without the need of authorization.
Peer to peer attack is one of the difficult to prevent attacks. If a device connected to an access point is malicious, it will affect other devices and make a gateway to let the hackers in.
Talking about MAC addresses that are aired in the open, they can cause a lot of damage since hackers can sniff those addresses that are authorized by the WLAN. These types of attacks are called MAC address spoofing attack.
One of the most important things to remember is that WLANs run on the public bands and that gives hackers a lot of scopes to easily carry out malicious attacks and get into the network. Denial of service attack is one of those attacks which are carried out by this method.
Another one is the man in the middle attack which is when a hacker impersonates one of the authorized parties to find out important and sensitive information through chatting.
Wardriving is one such kind of malicious attack that uses the GPS to track down the vulnerable which can be attacked without any resistance. It can be done by roaming around the streets with your tracker device.
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