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Chapter 9 Security

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
bluetooth a wireless technology that uses short range radio frequency transmissions and provides rapid ad hoc device pairings
Captive Portal AP An infrastructure that is used on a 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Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol A weak authentication protocol that has been replaced by the extensible authentication protocol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 of 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 in WEP that changes each time a packet is encrypted
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 a 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Password Authentication Protocol A weak authentication Protocol that has been replaced by the extensible authentication protocol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 secret key value to be entered into the AP and all wireless devices prior to communicating
Protected EAP An EAP method designed to simplify the deployment of 802.1x by using microsoft windows logins and passwords
RF Jamming Intentionally flooding the radio freqency spectrum with extraneous RF signal noise that creates interference and prevents communication from occuring
Rogue Access Point An unauthorized AP that allows an attacker to bypass many of the network security configurations and open the network securit 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 depth examination and analyisis of a wireless LAN site
Temporal Key Integrity Protocol The WPA and WPA2 ecryption technology
War Chalking The procwss of documenting and then advertising the location of wireless LANS for others to use
War Driving Searching for wireless signals from an automobile or on foot using a portable computing device
Wifi Protected Access The original set of protections from the wifi alliance that addresses authentication and encryption on WLANs and is currently the most secure model for WIFI security
WIFI Protected Access 2 The second geration of WPA security from the WIFI alliance that address authentication and encryption on WLANS
WIFI Protected Setup An optional means of configuring security on wireless local area netowrks primarily intended to help users who have little or no knowledge of security
Wired Equivalant Privacy An IEEE 802.11 security protocol designed to ensure that only authorized parties can view tranmitted wireless information
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 sends it on to the original recipient without the attackers presence being detected
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