Infosec Know IT All Trivia: Wireless security

Improve your knowledge of wireless security and the strength of your WLAN with these trivia questions.

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.
a. cracking
b. war dialing
c. decrypting
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.
a. DES
b. WEP

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.
a. WAE
b. WSL
d. WTP

4.) These wireless schemes cannot pass through walls, thus offering a higher level of privacy.
b. WEP
c. RF
d. IR

5.) Generally, authentication at layer three is done with this type of servers.
a. proxy
b. cache
d. firewall

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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.

2.) b. WEP
For more information on wireless security protocols, read Thinking about wireless security.

3.) c. WTLS
For more information on WTLS, read this Ask the Expert Q&A.

4.) d. IR wireless
For more information on the strengths and weaknesses of WLANs, visit our Best Web Links.

5.) c. RADIUS
For more information on RADIUS servers, read this WhatIs definition.

This was last published in December 2003

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