Thursday, May 13, 2004

Wireless Script Kiddies!
It won't be long before you will have punks screwing up your wireless networks. It was only a matter of time until someone figured out that you can jam a wireless network by sending endless frames into it. 802.11 works by process of "Collission Avoidance". Which means that one wireless card will not talk while another is speaking. So if one node "doesn't shut up", nobody can get a word in edgeways.

It's nothing technical. Nothing new. But I thought I would throw it out there anyway. You can read about it on AusCERT, that's "Australias Computer Emergency Response Team". They have rated this threat as "medium" which is one level higher than I would have rated it.

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