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Most of the articles listed here are about 802.11b. Articles are listed in approximate chronological order, with
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newer articles added to the top of the list.
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The network security group in the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS)
Division developed a secure 802.11b wireless networking system. They
Wireless Firewall used an off-the-shelf PC running the OpenBSD operating system, an
9/13/01 Gateway White Paper Apache web server, the Internet Software Consortium DHCP server, and
IPF firewall software. This paper does not contain implementation details,
• PracNet How To's
but has contact info for the system's developers.
Security Fix for SF Gate article by Henry Norr says help is on the way for 802.11 security
9/13/01 Wireless problems via four proposals submitted to the IEEE Task Group i.
Exploiting and ZD's ExtremeTech takes to the streets of NYC, New Jersey, Silicon Valley,
9/5/01 Protecting 802.11b and Boston and finds that it's pretty easy to grab a free 802.11b wireless
Wireless Networks connection. Last page contains good tips for securing wireless LANs.
Find a Network Term
Enabling IEEE 802.11 Microsoft Driver and HW Development paper that describes the changes
8/14/01 Networks with needed to work with Windows XP's implemention of the IEEE 802.1x port-
Windows quot;Whistlerquot; based network access control draft standard.
Using the Fluhrer,
Mantin, and Shamir Paper by Stubblefield, Ioannidis, & Rubin describing details of the actual
Attack implementation of WEP key recovery.
Daily News to Break WEP
This article by workingmac's John C. Welch is a good explanation of what
Compare Prices Getting the most out of
8/7/01 WEP does and doesn't do. Good to remember with all the quot;WEP sky is
fallingquot; alarms going off!
• Hubs/Switches An Inductive Chosen
Slide presentation by Univ of Maryland's Bill Arbaugh. Describes yet
• Servers 8/6/01 Plaintext Attack
another method of getting WEP keys.
• Storage against WEP/WEP2
Slide presentation by Ian Goldberg of Zero-Knowledge Systems, presented
• Wireless The Insecurity of
8/6/01 at the July 2001 Black Hat Briefings. Describes the problems with WEP in a
reasonably understandable way!
Forums Cipher attack delivers
EE Times article by Patrick Mannion that describes the latest problems with
8/5/01 heavy blow to
WEP security. This new discovery essentially puts the nail in WEP's coffin!
About WLAN security
quot;Weaknesses in the
Jobs Key Scheduling
Algorithm for The paper by Fluhrer, Mantin, & Shamir that the above EE Times article is
Home RC4quot; (PDF)
8/5/01 based on. (You'll need a good math or cryptography background to get
much out of this paper!)
(alternative source -
wireless networks can Similar article to the quot;War Drivingquot; one above, it's also about Peter
be eavesdroppers’ gold Shipley's mission to raise awareness about 802.11b network security.
Probably the first article about quot;War Drivingquot;, or the technique of driving
7/12/01 War Driving by the Bay
around, looking for unsecured 802.11b networks.
ZDNet's Rich Santalesa's article talks about Marius Milner's Net Stumbler
The War over 802.11x
7/10/01 and the work that the IEEE 802.11 Task Group is doing on improving
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Secure Your Wireless Our own little checklist of simple things you can do to protect your wireless
Network LAN from intuders!
Be a Commerce Partner ISS XForce: Atmel If you have a Linksys WAP11 or NETGEAR ME102 Access Point, you
Economy Server Racks 6/20/01 SNMP Authentication should read this ISS XForce Security advisory. Home users probably
Auto Insurance Quote Flaw don't need to worry, but business users should take note!
This ISS XForce Security advisory should be read by users of Symbol
Desktop Computers ISS XForce: Symbol AP
6/20/01 Technologies based 802.11b Access Points (3Com Airconnect, Intel
SNMP WEP key flaw
Pro 2011, etc.). It details another SNMP related security flaw.
Overview of IEEE
802.11b Security Reasonably understandable article on 802.11b Security.
Prepaid Phone Card
WEP Encryption ORiNOCO article on WEP Encryption. Contains good information on how
Data Center Solutions (ORiNOCO] multiple keys are supposed to work. (PDF)
This is the paper by those troublemakers (just kidding guys!) at University
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of California at Berkeley that started all the hand-wringing over 802.11
Your 802.11 Wireless Not to be outdone by those California guys, this paper (PDF) by a
Network Has No University of Maryland at College Park team, this paper says that all
Systems: Clothes 802.11 security mechanisms are flawed!
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