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

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Source: eSecurity Planet New Wi-Fi weakness exposed

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Source: USENIX security symposium 802.11 denial-of-service attacks: Real vulnerabilities and practical solutions

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Source: IDG News Service

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