The open nature of wireless networks makes them perfect targets for attacks that prey upon radio wave propagation. Attackers can simply use strong antennas and pull signals out of the air for analysis. In this video, learn about propagation attacks, such as jamming, interference, and war driving.
- [Instructor] The open nature of wireless networks…makes them perfect targets for attacks…that prey upon radio wave propagation.…Attackers can simply use strong antennas…and pull signals out of the air for analysis.…Let's talk about a few wireless attacks…based upon radio wave propagation.…Jamming and interference attacks…seek to deny users legitimate access to a wireless network.…Attackers don't try to gain access…to the network itself, or eavesdrop upon communications.…They simply want to stop other…people from using the network.…
In a jamming attack the attacker…brings a powerful transmitter…into the vicinity of the wireless network…and broadcasts a very strong signal…that overpowers the legitimate wireless access points.…It's the equivalent of placing…someone in a crowded stadium…and asking them to have a conversation…with someone located a few feet away.…The noise overwhelms the conversation.…In War Driving attacks hackers go mobile.…They walk or drive around a neighborhood…using a powerful wireless antenna…
Note: This course is part of a series releasing throughout 2018. A completed learning path of the series will be available once all the courses are released.
- How IP addresses are assigned and managed
- Multilayer protocols
- VPNs and VPN concentrators
- Designing secure networks
- Firewall management techniques
- Maintaining network availability
- Software defined networking (SDN)
- Port isolation
- Network attacks
- How Wi-Fi networks function
- WPA, WPS, and propagation attacks
- Host-based network security control
Skill Level Advanced
Insights from a Cybersecurity Professionalwith Mike Chapple32m 15s Appropriate for all
1. TCP/IP Networking
2. Network Security Devices
3. Designing Secure Networks
4. Specialized Networking
5. Secure Network Management
6. Virtualized Networks
Port isolation1m 47s
7. Network Attacks
8. Transport Encryption
9. Wireless Networking
10. Host Security
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