Chapter 3. Why Is Wi-Fi Vulnerable to Attack?

This chapter begins by asking the questions "Who is likely to attack?" and "What motivates them to attack?" By understanding the enemy, you will be better prepared to set up and evaluate defenses. We look at the technical characteristics that make Wi-Fi LANs especially vulnerable and review different system approaches that have been applied to try to provide security.

    Part II: The Design of Wi-Fi Security