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Security Threats in Wi-Fi Networks

Journal: International Research Journal of Advanced Engineering and Science (IRJAES) (Vol.1, No. 3)

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Page : 6-11

Keywords : Attacks against Wi-Fi networks; encryption; location-based services;

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Abstract

Wi-Fi networks are particularly vulnerable to the risks arising from the possibility of signal interception. Anyone who is within range of the access point has this capability. Of course, the use of encryption of WEP, WPA and WPA2 type significantly hinders the ability to take over a packets, you need to remember, however, that some information is a broadcast and goes to all users. An important aspect is the awareness of threats when using Wi-Fi. This is necessary to avoid the loss of privacy as a result of activities such as Evil Twin or Men in the Middle. The second threat often poorly identified by users of Wi-Fi is the area of location based services. Data obtained by the providers of such services can be used for different purposes and not always consistent with the interests of users.

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