Mobility

Data Security on WLAN

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Executive Summary

A Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) has been widely used in many sectors. As the name wireless means a network without wire in which radio signals are used to transmit data. This technology is very popular due to several reasons, such as ease of installation, installation flexibility, mobility, reduced cost-of-ownership, and scalability. However, regardless of the benefits mentioned above, WLAN have some security threats, in which anyone who use it or intend to use it should be aware of these threats. In this paper, the authors will look at different types of attacks such as denial of service, Spoofing, and Eavesdropping. The IEEE standard used for the encryption for wireless networking is 802.11b/WiFi.

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