Wireless local area networks (LANs) can greatly enhance the workplace productivity. When employees plug their laptops, tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices into your corporate network, they now use WiFi instead of a network cable. This enables them to work wherever they want, whenever they want, and in whatever position they’re most comfortable with.
But like many technologies, wireless introduces a new class of threats and vulnerabilities.
These new threats include:
- Drive-by hacks
- Rogue access points (AP)
- Spoofed MAC addresses
- AP-based Man-In-The-Middle attacks
- AP DoS (Denial of Service) attacks
- Network injections
- Caffe Latte attacks