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Web-style Wireless IDS attacks
From: noreply () ptsecurity ru
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 16:14:20 +0400

Web-style Wireless IDS attacks
By Sergey Gordeichik, Positive Technologies Security Expert

Introduction

Wireless intrusion detection systems (WIDS) are not yet as popular as their 
wired counterparts, but current trends would suggest that their number is 
set to grow. One positive factor in this respect is the integration of such 
programs with active network equipment and Management awareness of the risks 
associated with the unauthorised use of wireless devices. This awareness has 
led to an increase in the number of WIDS installations - even where wireless 
networks are not used.
In view of this situation, specialists in the field of security are now 
aware of the need to evaluate not only the quality features of any product, 
but also of the need to predict any possible negative influence arising from 
its implementation on the security of a corporate network.
This article looks at the results of research into wireless intrusion 
detection systems from the point of view of the specialist in the field of 
applications security. Design faults discovered are not discussed in the 
article as their correction requires significant effort on the part of the 
manufacturer.

Full article:
http://maxpatrol.com/webwids.asp 

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