Join Mike Chapple for an in-depth discussion in this video Wireless eavesdropping, part of CompTIA Security+ Exam Prep (SY0-401): Threats and Vulnerabilities.
- Wireless networks are insecure by default,…until administrators add security controls.…This is due to the very nature of wireless networks.…They use radio transmissions that may be intercepted…by anyone with an antenna.…Security professionals use encryption…to protect the confidentiality…of information sent over wireless networks.…Let's take a look at attacks that allow eavesdroppers…to defeat wireless network security.…Wireless networks are everywhere.…They use a standard technology called "Wireless Fidelity"…or, as most of us know it, Wi-Fi.…
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers…is responsible for telling the world…how to make Wi-Fi work.…And they do so in a standard document called 802.11.…For this reason, you'll sometimes hear the term…"802.11 network" thrown around in technical circles.…When people say this, they're simply talking about Wi-Fi.…One of the features of Wi-Fi is that…networks advertise their presence.…That's how you know a Wi-Fi network exists…when you walk into a coffee shop or airport.…
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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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