Mini-quiz: Wireless (in)security

Test your wireless LAN know-how. Click on the Answer link for the correct answer and additional resources.

1.) What do you call a fake hotspot used by hackers to prey on mobile workers?
a. access point
b. honeypot
c. rogue access point
d. evil twin

2.) Some wireless intrusion-detection systems incorporate location detection to identify intruders. What is the name of the location-detection method that involves comparing the signal received by three or more sensors to pinpoint a transmitter's probable location?
a. roving analysis
b. triangulation
c. RF fingerprinting
d. port mirroring

3.) What is the term for the central hub-like device that allows wireless clients to connect to the network?
a. access point
b. modem
c. router
d. bridge

4.) What WLAN standard requires TKIP and AES?
a. 802.11a
b. 802.11b
c. 802.11g
d. 802.11i

5.) What is another name for war driving?
a. RF fingerprinting
b. access point mapping
c. speedboosting
d. packet sniffing

This was first published in March 2005

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