WLAN Security Management

WLAN Security Management

Göran Pulkkis (Arcada Polytechnic, Finland), Kay J. Grahn (Arcada Polytechnic, Finland) and Jonny Karlsson (Arcada Polytechnic, Finland)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 10
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-561-0.ch156
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In a wired local-area network (LAN), the network ports and cables are mostly contained inside a building. Therefore, a hacker must defeat physical security measures, such as security personnel, identity cards, and door locks, to be able to physically access the LAN. However, the penetration capability of electromagnetic waves exposes the data-transmission medium of a wireless LAN (WLAN) to potential intruders (Potter & Fleck, 2003).

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