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Issue No. 05 - September/October (2009 vol. 7)
ISSN: 1540-7993
pp: 70-74
Stefano Zanero , Politecnico of Milano
In recent years, several authors began to work on the concept of security attacks against wireless communication protocols—in particular, the propagation of malware through them. The idea challenged and thrilled us, mainly because it brought back the concept of physical and geographic interaction in attack scenarios.I believe that the latest "developments" on these threats are stepping progressively away from reality and into an abstract, academic world of their own—something that might be just as fun, but that should be brought back into perspective when assessing the actual risks related to these scenarios. Here we see why, with two distinct examples.
bluetooth, malware, attackers, Wi-Fi, attack trends

S. Zanero, "Wireless Malware Propagation: A Reality Check," in IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 7, no. , pp. 70-74, 2009.
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