6 Common Threats To Wireless Networks
In my previous articles, I have talked about all that you need to know about Home Networks. In this article, I want to look at all that you need to know about Common Threats to Wireless networks. Follow me as we are going to look at that together in this article.
Here are some of the threats you should know about…
Attackers can use a variety of tools to find wireless access points where they can pick up an SSID Broadcast.
#2 Data interception and modification
Attackers who gain access to a network can insert a rogue computer to intercept, modify and relay communications between two legitimate parties.
#3 Denial of service
Attackers can shut down access points by jamming air with noise, rerouting connections to dead ends, or disconnecting valid clients.
Even if the user disables broadcasting or turns on Media Access Control (MAC) filtering on the wireless access point, attackers can use antennas to capture the user’s signal, determine SSID or valid MAC Address, and then use it to impersonate an authorised client.
An attacker can use the network as a free access point to the internet.
#6 Rogue WLANs
Attackers can install unauthorised WLANs on the network with ease.
Using Wireless Networks, attackers can…
- Read the email and instant messages as they travel across the network
- Monitor the website that the user visits
- Copy usernames and passwords
- View files on a computer and spread malware
- Disclose user’s confidential information
- interrupt the wireless service
- implement unauthorised WLAN
- Send spam or perform an illegal activity with the user’s internet connection
- Slow down the internet performance
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