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Wi-Fi Security - Chapter 4

This chapter presents an assessment of wireless security with focus on the effective response to three primary issues.

Wi-Fi Security
Chapter 4: Issues in Wireless Security
by Stewart S. Miller

This excerpt is reprinted with permission from McGraw-Hill, copyright 2003. For more information or to order the book, click here.

This chapter presents an assessment of wireless security with focus on the effective response to the three primary issues noted below:

  • Is the data adequately protected from compromise during transmission?
  • Is access to the transmission and other information on the network controlled?
  • Is there adequate protection from the range of DoS attacks?

    The specific features of the RF transmission involved are also an issue since emanations are accessible to unintended recipients:

  • What frequencies are available?
  • How much transmitter power is required to ensure successful receipt?

    We examine how security is applied in the wireless LAN and determine how these issues affect your environment. The idea is to see what pertains to your setup so that you can understand and effectively deal with these issues in your wireless security before they become a problem.

    This chapter is posted in full as a pdf file. To continue reading, click here.

  • This was last published in March 2003

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