Denial of service attacks: A real problem for WLANs

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Say the phrase "denial of service" and you'll probably evoke memories of the series of attacks launched against corporate Web sites during the dot-com heyday. But denial of service attacks against 802.11-based wireless LANs are a real threat today, and with the current security focus on Wi-Fi's confidentially mechanisms, that threat becomes all the more dangerous for being neglected. The following links outline the features of WLANs that make them vulnerable to this sort of attack, enumerate some recent real-world attacks, and suggest potential solutions.

Denial of service a big WLAN issue

Type: Feature

Source: eSecurity Planet

New Wi-Fi weakness exposed

Type: Feature

Source: USENIX security symposium

802.11 denial-of-service attacks: Real vulnerabilities and practical solutions

Type: Research

Source: University of California at San Diego

New WLAN attacks identified

Type: Feature

Source: Wi-Fi Planet

The hacker's wireless toolbox

Type: Feature

Source: Equant

Expert: Alleged Wi-Fi risks are 'nonsense'

Type: Feature

Source: Internet Week

Cisco reveals VPN security holes

Type: News

Source: ITworld.com

WPA's 'Michael' vulnerability

Type: Feature

Source: Wi-Fi Planet

Cisco patches Aironet wireless vulnerabilities

Type: News

Source: IDG News Service

Researchers see trouble ahead for WLAN performance

Type: News

Source: IDG News Service

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