By Jack McCullough
Ultimately, a ebook devoted to assuaging the fears that clients can have in regards to the safeguard in their instant domestic community. This no-nonsense consultant is for instant domestic networkers who are looking to shield their information from hackers, crackers, viruses, and worms. Written in non-technical language that is excellent for either beginners and intermediate clients, this booklet bargains a quick advent to instant networking and identifies the commonest inner and exterior pitfalls-and how one can stay away from and proper them.* the suitable reference for machine clients with a instant community who desire proof separated from fiction to benefit what's essential to guard their networks* Real-world examples aid demystify viruses, worms, cryptography, and identification robbery, whereas professional recommendation, cool concepts, and step by step directions provide readers the information they should safe a WLAN and safeguard their privateness* Covers the most recent laptop defense threats and countermeasures, addressing difficulties that older titles don't conceal, rather within the components of virus defense
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A man-in-the- middle (MITM) attack occurs when a cracker spoofs the MAC or IP address of a network client or access point. Masquerading as a legitimate node on the network, the cracker can intercept or inject data into the communications stream between two other nodes (see Figure 4-8). Usually, the affected nodes will be unaware that this is happening. Figure 4-8: Man-in-the-middle attack Understanding Rogue Access Points A rogue access point can be a couple of different things. Often, you’ll hear the term used when referring to an unauthorized access point added to a corporate network by an employee.
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The router keeps track of the session information, and when it receives a reply, it reverses the process and sends the data to the originating host. Summary In order to understand the threats to your wireless network, you need a basic understanding of networking. In this chapter, I introduced key networking concepts including: • The basic concepts of networking • TCP/IP protocol suite and its role in networking • Network addressing and name resolution 34 Chapter 2: Network Fundamentals and Security Concerns Chapter 3: The People Behind the Problem 35 • Connecting networks with bridges, routers, and gateways Armed with a general knowledge of TCP/IP and networking, you can proceed to an examination of threats to your Wi-Fi network.
Caution! Wireless Networking: Preventing a Data Disaster by Jack McCullough