O'Reilly logo

Cisco Wireless LAN Security by Andrew Balinsky, Darrin Miller, Krishna Sankar, Sri Sundaralingam

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Attacker Objectives

Attackers have many reasons for targeting wireless networks. They might want to access resources on a network, such as confidential files. Many organizations focus on perimeter defenses and are rather open after an attacker gets through them. A wireless network might represent the easiest attack avenue to the inside if adequate defenses are not in place. Other attackers might simply want to use a wireless site’s network. This could be as simple as a traveler not wanting to pay for network access while on the road, or it could be as nefarious as a spammer wanting to send millions of objectionable e-mails that won’t be traced back to him, or a virus writer wanting a good anonymous location from which to launch the latest worm. ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required