Library items tagged: advisory

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Scott Armitage, Loughborough University 23 July 2010
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Wireless LAN Security
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Two significant factors in the security of any network are the measures that exist to ensure accountability for and privacy of traffic: in other words, to control the ability to send packets to the network and to read packets from the network. Different networks have different characteristics. For example:
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Wireless networks can be very convenient, providing Internet access at conferences, in coffee shops, motorway service stations, pubs and airports. However, some additional risks need to be considered before sending information ‘over the air’ as opposed to via fixed cables. For example:
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A number of wireless LAN management systems have recently introduced functions that attempt to suppress rogue access points. Organisations considering using these should ensure that they are covered by their agreements with their users and their neighbours, otherwise their actions are likely to be highly unpopular and possibly even illegal.
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Scott Armitage, Loughborough University October 2011 Wireless networks have become ubiquitous as a means of connecting to a network. It is unlikely that there are any remaining academic institutions in the UK which don’t offer some kind of wireless networking. However, many wireless network operators have little knowledge regarding the possible ways in which their wireless infrastructure can be attacked. This document briefly describes some of the common attacks which can be performed against IEEE 802.11 based networks.
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This is the link to user authentication information: https://community.jisc.ac.uk/library/janet-policies/user-authentication
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This information is at: https://community.jisc.ac.uk/library/janet-policies/guest-and-public-net...
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See also: WPA2 vulnerability found (external link)