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Rogue-Access-Point Detection: Challenges, Solutions, and Future Directions
September/October 2011 (vol. 9 no. 5)
pp. 56-61
Raheem Beyah, Georgia Tech
Since wireless access points have reached commodity pricing, the appeal of deploying them in an unauthorized fashion has grown. Unlike traditional attacks, which originate outside the network, the insertion of rogue access points (RAPs) is most often due to insiders. This seemingly simple misfeasance can have significant consequences; it creates a back door to the network, completely negating the significant investment in securing the network. Several RAP detection approaches exist, but none are foolproof. Industry, government, and academia need to be aware of this problem and promote state-of-the-art detection methods.

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Index Terms:
rogue access points, insider attacks, intrusion detection, computer security
Citation:
Raheem Beyah, Aravind Venkataraman, "Rogue-Access-Point Detection: Challenges, Solutions, and Future Directions," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 56-61, Sept.-Oct. 2011, doi:10.1109/MSP.2011.75
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