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Re: Case studies / statistics on wireless security?
From: "Michael Painter" <tvhawaii () shaka com>
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 10:43:58 -1000

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Henry Masa" <henrymasa () yahoo com>
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2004 6:43 PM
Subject: Case studies / statistics on wireless security?

I recently gave a short talk about wireless security at the nonprofit
organization I work at.  In the first part of the hour discussion I
discussed open public hot-spots -- Internet cafes, airport lounges, the
random unrestricted access point -- and some potential threats you expose
yourself to, such as sniffing and man-in-the-middle attacks.  One
participant in the discussion asked for evidence that these types of attacks
really do occur, and I could not readily refer her to a good source of

My belief is the threat is real and I would like to be able to validate my
theory.  But I can't find a reliable source of information about the
prevalence of this type of activity.  Are there Web sites, articles, recent
books, etc. that provide statistics or case studies of compromises to
wireless data transmission or privacy?  Thanks.

- Hank


If you go to:


and search the Forums for things like "sniffer", "wep" and "mac", just to suggest a few, you'll get an idea of what's 
going on out


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