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

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Rogue AP Detection and Prevention

One of the primary concerns that security professionals express with regard to WLANs is rogue APs. Rogue APs can be APs that are connected to the enterprise wired LAN without authorization or APs that are not connected to the wired LAN but that accept associations from clients. Rogue APs can even be APs with a wireless card and a special software package that makes them act as an AP. The rogue APs that are connected to the wired LAN are a security concern because they might not be secured according to a corporation’s security policy; this in turn creates a vulnerability in the enterprise network. The rogue APs that are not connected to the wired LAN might accept association requests from clients, which can hamper ...

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