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Chapter 9

Network Security

TermDefinition
Bluejacking An attack that sends unsolicited messages to Bluetooth enabled devices
Bluesnarfing An attack that accesses unauthorized information from a wireless device through a bluetooth connection
Captive Portal AP An infrastructure that is used on public access WLANs to provide a higher degree of security
Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol A weak authentication protocol that has been replaced by the extensible authentication protocol
Counter Mode with Cipher Block Chaining Message Authentication Code Protocol The encryption protocol used for WPA2 that specifies the use of a general purpose cipher mode algorithm providing data privacy with AES
Evil Twin An AP set up by an attacker to mimic an authorized AP and capture transmissions so a users device will unknowingly connect to this evil twin instead od the authorized AP
Extensible Authentication Protocol A framework for transporting authentication protocols that defines the format of the messages
Initialization Vector A 24 bit value used WEP that changes each time a packet is en
Lightweight EAP A proprietary EAP method developed by Cisco Systems requiring mutual authentication used for WLAN encryption using Cisco client software
Media Access Control Address Filtering A method for controlling access to the WLAN based on the devices MAC address
Near Field Communications A set of standards primarily for smartphones and smart cards that can be used to establish communication between devices in close proximity
Password Authentication protocol A weak authentication protocol that has been replaced by the extensible authentication protocol
Preshared Key The authentication model used in WPA that requires a scret key value to be enteresd into the AP and all wireless devices prior to communicating
Protected Key an EAP method designed to simplify the deployment of 802.1x by using Microsoft Windows logins and passwords
RF Jamming Intentionally flooding the radio frequency spectrum with extraneous RF signal noise that creates interference and prevents communications from occuring
Rogue Access Point An unauthorized Ap that allows an attacker to bypass many of the netwoek security configurations and opens the network and its users to attacks
Service Set Identifier The alphanumeric user supplied network name of a WLAN
Site Survey An in dpeth examination and analysis of a wireless LAN side
Temporal Key Integrity Protocol The WPA and WPA2 encryption
War Chalking The process of documenting and then advertising the location of wireless LANs for others to use
War Driving Searching for wireless signals from an automobile or
Wifi Protected Access The original set of protections from the WiFi alliance esigned to address both encryptions
WiFi Protected Access 2 The second generation of WPA security from Wifi alliance that addresses authentication and encryption on WLANs and is currently the most secure model
WiFi Protected Setup An optional means of configuring security on wireless local area networks primarily intended to help users who have little or no knowledge of security to quickly and easily and easily implement security on their WLANs due to design and implementation
Wired Equivelent Privacy An IEEE 802.11 security protocol designed to ensure that only authorized parties can view transmitted wireless information WEP has signifigcant vulnerabilities and is not securE
Wireless Local Area Network A wireless network designed to replace or supplement a wired local area network
Wireless Replay A passive attack in which the attacker captures transmitted wireless data records it and then sends it on to the original reciept without the attacker presence being detected.
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