Hack-Proof Your Wireless Network
TYPE : PDF
LANG : English
PAGE : 513
File Size: 5.52 MB
the arrival of IEEE 802.11b (a.k.a. WiFi) and other wireless networking
technologies on the market comes a wave of stories about snoops
intercepting sensitive LAN traffic from out in the company parking lot
or across the concourse at the airport.
Hack Proofing Your Wireless
Network takes a look at strategies for defending wireless LANs–those
based on Bluetooth and IEEE 802.11a as well as WiFi–against signal
interception and other attacks peculiar to their wireless nature.
Unfortunately, there's also a lot of background information on WiFi (as
well as on security principles in general), and this is related to
wireless network security only tangentially.
material represents unneeded padding, the bulk of the book is made up
of useful information about security strategies and defensive
configuration. There's also a fair bit of information about the
security characteristics of some top-selling wireless networking
products. In a section on choosing WiFi access points, the authors give
a very explicit list of requirements (the ability to disable
service-set identifier broadcasts, 128-bit Wired Equivalent
Protocol–WEP–and so on), and list at least three real products (by make
and model) that fit the specifications.