Join Mike Chapple for an in-depth discussion in this video Propagation attacks, part of CompTIA Security+ Exam Prep (SY0-401): Threats and Vulnerabilities.
- 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…and grab whatever information they can capture…
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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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