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

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Security Problems Addressed

Now that you have seen the security mechanisms in 802.11i and WPA, it is fitting to review the vulnerabilities described in Chapter 6 and examine which ones are and are not addressed.

Reconnaissance

802.11i does nothing to address reconnaissance. However, the improvements in encryption, integrity, and authentication significantly strengthen the security of the networks behind them, so they might be less likely to be targeted. Attacks on them will be much less likely to succeed.

DoS Attacks

The disassociation, deauthentication, and transmit-duration attacks are all attacks on the MAC layer. They allow for selective DoS. Unfortunately, 802.11i does nothing to prevent this. These attacks will not be stopped until there ...

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