Attackers sometimes use fake access points that pose as legitimate network connections in order to gain sensitive information or network access. In this video, learn about the risks posed by rogue access points and evil twin attacks.
- [Narrator] Attackers sometimes use…fake wireless Access Points that pose as…legitimate network connections in order to gain…sensitive information or network access.…Let's take a look at the risks posed…by Rogue Access Points and Evil Twin Attacks.…Rogue Access Points occur when someone connects an…unauthorized wireless Access Point to an enterprise network.…This might be as innocuous as an employee…with bad wireless connectivity in his or her office…purchasing an Access Point and plugging in it into…a nearby network jack to gain a better signal.…
Or it could be more sinister,…with a hacker connecting an Access Point…to later gain remote access to the network.…The huge risk with Rogue Access Points is that…they can bypass other wireless authentication mechanisms.…If you spend hours configuring your systems…to use WPA2 Security, a Rogue Access Point configured…to avoid encryption can quickly bypass all of that.…Anyone connecting to the Rogue AP…can then gain unrestricted access to your network.…A second risk posed by Rogue Access Points is interference.…
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- TCP/IP networking
- Network security devices
- Switches and routers
- Content distribution networks
- Storage networks
- Securing networks
- Network attacks
- Wireless networking and security
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 07/27/2018. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover network relationships and security device placement.
Insights from a Cybersecurity Professionalwith Mike Chapple32m 15s Intermediate
Networks and communications1m 31s
1. TCP/IP Networking
2. Network Security Devices
3. Designing Secure Networks
4. Specialized Networking
5. Secure Network Management
6. Network Attacks
7. Wireless Networking
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