Major Wireless Conference Demonstrates WLAN Risks

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2004-04-12 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AirDefense monitors wireless attacks at CTIA.

Wireless LAN security provider AirDefense Inc. spent four hours last month monitoring wireless traffic at Atlantas CTIA, one of the largest wireless conferences in the country. Within that small slice of time, AirDefense monitors picked up 25 identity theft attacks on a T-Mobile and Cisco-sponsored Hotspot, where intruders basically were lifting IDs of insecure users to connect to the network for free. AirDefense also recorded six denial-of-service attacks, 48 instances of bluesnarfing and almost 400 bluejack attacks to compromise Bluetooth-enabled devices.

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