Title: WIRELESS NETWORKS: DEVELOPMENTS, THREATS AND COUNTERMEASURES

Issue Number: Vol. 3, No. 1
Year of Publication: 2013
Page Numbers: 125-140
Authors: Mardiana Mohamad Noor, Wan Haslina Hassan
Journal Name: International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC)
- Hong Kong

Abstract:


This paper discusses current threats in wireless networks and some academia research reviews regarding the matters. Significant and persistent threats discussed are sniffing, Man In the Middle Attack (MITM), Rogue Access Points (RAP), Denial Of Services (DoS) and social engineering attacks. Some current developments of wireless communication technology such as short range communication, cloud computing, bring your own device policy (BYOD), devices tethering and convergences of WiFi and cellular network technology are also presented. Some practical suggestion and advanced countermeasures are also reviewed in this paper. The findings from reviewing these research papers proved that the complexity of the attacks had increased by time and the attacks in WiFi network are passive and more dangerous to the end users.