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Re: WLAN Security FAQ
From: quentyn () fotango com
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 09:58:13 +0100



Client to Client Attacks

Two wireless clients can talk directly to each other by-passing the base
station.  Because of this, each client must protect itself from other
clients.

Filesharing and other TCP/IP service attacks

If a wireless client, like a laptop or desktop, is running TCP/IP services
like a web server or file sharing, an attacker can exploit any
misconfigurations or vulnerabilities with another client.

Good FAQ

Something you may want to add to this Doc is that whilst on most laptops
it is easy to see that there is a wlan card in it (they generally stick
out of the pcmcia slot quite a way) some laptops come with internal
cards that the user may or may not be aware of. Some recent MAC laptops
have the facility to have an internal wlan card as do (I believe) some
dell's. These could be misconfigured to allow peer to peer out of the
box. Does anyone have any info on this ? It *appears* that using 
airport cards in mac OS X you have to specifically turn on peer to peer,
though I am no mac expert.


Q


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