Join Mike Chapple for an in-depth discussion in this video Preventing rogues and evil twins, part of CompTIA Security+ Exam Prep (SY0-401): Threats and Vulnerabilities.
- Attackers sometimes use fake wireless access points…that pose as legitimate network connections in order…to gain sensitive information or network access.…Let's take a look at the risks posed by…rogue access points, and evil twin attacks.…Rogue access points occur when someone…connects an unauthorized wireless access point…to an enterprise network.…This might be as innocuous as an employee…with bad wireless connectivity in his or her office,…purchasing an access point and plugging it…into a nearby network jack to gain a better signal.…
Or it could be more sinister,…with a hacker connecting an access point…to later gain remote access to the network.…The huge risk with rogue access points is that they…can bypass other wireless authentication mechanisms.…If you spend hours configuring your systems…to use WPA2 security, a rogue access point…configured to avoid encryption…can quickly bypass all of that.…Anyone connecting to the rogue AP…can then gain unrestricted access to your network.…A second risk posed by rogue access points…
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- Comparing viruses, worms, and Trojans
- Understanding backdoors and logic bombs
- Defending against denial of service and password attacks
- Preventing insider threats
- Detecting social engineering attacks
- Preventing wireless eavesdropping
- Understanding cross-site scripting
- Preventing SQL injection
- Deterring attacks
- Securing your network
- Scanning for and assessing threats
Skill Level Intermediate
2. Understanding Attack Types
3. Social Engineering Attacks
4. Wireless Attacks
5. Application Attacks
6. Mitigation and Deterrence
7. Discovering Threats and Vulnerabilities
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