Test your knowledge of securing wireless LANs and other devices with these trivia questions. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the correct answer, and if you get them all correct, you can call yourself an Infosec Know IT All!
1.) This is the act of locating and possibly exploiting connections to wireless LANs with the use of a computer, a wireless Ethernet card set to work in promiscuous mode and an antenna.
b. war dialing
d. war driving
2.) This is a protocol specified in the Wi-Fi standard 802.11b, that is designed to provide a WLAN with a level of security and privacy comparable to what is usually expected of a wired LAN.
3.) This is the layer in the Wireless Application Protocol that was developed to address the problematic issues surrounding mobile network devices and to provide adequate authentication, data integrity and privacy protection mechanisms.
4.) These wireless schemes cannot pass through walls, thus offering a higher level of privacy.
5.) Generally, authentication at layer three is done with this type of servers.
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1.) d. war driving
To learn how to protect your wireless LAN from war driving, read the Executive Security Briefing, Keep hands off your wireless network with this hands-on device.
This was first published in December 2003