How to Cheat at Securing a Wireless Network by Chris Hurley, Jan Kanclirz Jr.

By Chris Hurley, Jan Kanclirz Jr.

Instant connectivity is now a truth in such a lot companies. but via its nature, instant networks are the main tough to safe and are usually the favourite objective of intruders. the various fundamental threats are the results of the next elements: * Denial of provider (DoS) and different community layer assaults * Unauthorized entry around the perimeter and in the association software layer intrusions and assaults, either from inside of and out of doors the community prolonged connectivity via distant entry and extranets * a rise in unmanaged or ill-managed endpoint units * New functions like VoIP, rapid messaging, and peer-to-peer This e-book presents the busy community administrator with best-practice suggestions handle those threats and to take care of a safe and available instant community. The publication endorses the primary that the simplest method is to set up a number of layers of defense, each one reinforcing the opposite. but it by no means strays from its emphasis at the useful; that any device or technique that's deployed needs to paintings reliably, permit adequate entry, and require a minimum volume of upkeep.

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As wireless experiences the cost reduction and benefits enhancement that it has over the previous few years, there is little to oppose the notion of a globally connected wireless world. Solutions Fast Track Exploring Past Discoveries That Led to Wireless Wireless technology is the method of delivering data from one point to another without using physical wires, and includes radio, cellular, infrared, and satellite. The discovery of electromagnetism, induction, and conduction provided the basis for developing communication techniques that manipulated the flow of electric current through the mediums of air and water.

Qxd 28 6/29/06 4:25 PM Page 28 Chapter 2 • Wireless Security Finally, click Save Settings in the Advanced Wireless window to save your settings and enable filtering by MAC address. Keep in mind that this should not be the only security measure implemented. Using various tools in Windows and/or Linux, it is easy for an attacker to spoof his or her local MAC address to gain access to your wireless network. SOME INDEPENDENT ADVICE Finding your MAC address is a simple process with any operating system.

When a hotel provides the correct configuration information based on the provider, and a software configuration, a business traveler with wireless capabilities can connect to their network without worrying about connection speed or out-of-date modems. This wireless technology allows users to get access to the Internet, e-mail, and even the corporate intranet sites utilizing a virtual private network (VPN) solution. This scenario is accomplished using the following scheme: ■ A wireless Internet service provider contracts with the airport or hotel to set up wireless access servers and access points.

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