Title

Wireless Insecurity - Current Issues with Securing Wlan's Utilising 802.11b Technology

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Computer and Information Science

RAS ID

1370

Comments

Webb, S. (2002). Wireless insecurity - current issues with securing Wlan's utilising 802.11b technology. In: Hutchinson, W. (Ed.). Protecting the infrastructure: 3rd Australian information warfare & security conference 2002. Churchlands, Australia: We-B Centre, School of Management Information Systems, School of Computer & Information Sciences, Edith Cowan University.

Abstract

Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) are being deployed by organisations who want to network portable devices. There are many security issues surrounding the implementation of 802.11 b WLANs. Several types of attacks have been perpetrated against WLANs. A passive attack exploits WLANs that have not enabled the default security. Other active attacks take advantage of the flaws in WEP. This paper will outline the issues that the deployment of wireless presents for a modern organisation. From these issues countermeasures and their effectiveness at reducing the risks that wireless networks present will be discussed.

 
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