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Passive techniques for detecting session hijacking attacks in IEEE 802.11 wireless networks

Gill, Rupinder S., Smith, Jason, Looi, Mark H., & Clark, Andrew J. (2005) Passive techniques for detecting session hijacking attacks in IEEE 802.11 wireless networks. In Clark, Andrew J., Kerr, Kathryn, & Mohay, George M. (Eds.) AusCERT Asia Pacific Information Technology Security Conference: Refereed R&D Stream, 22-26 May 2005, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Abstract

Wireless networking technologies based on IEEE 802.11 series of standards are evolving to address many of the security issues that plagued earlier wireless standards. Unfortunately the current standards fail to authenticate management frames and network card addresses, and rely on loosely coupled state machines. This results in serious vulnerabilities that may lead to denial of service, session hijacking, and address masquerading attacks. Until the standards are updated to redress these problems, wireless network deployments must be supported by wireless intrusion detection systems–a challenging and under researched area. This paper presents techniques for improving detection of session hijacking attacks that are passive, computationally inexpensive, reliable, and have minimal impact on network performance. Experimental results are presented to give confidence in the utility of the techniques.

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ID Code: 21169
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: intrusion detection, network monitoring, 802.11 wireless network
ISBN: 1-86499-799-0
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer System Security (080303)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Please consult authors
Deposited On: 15 Jun 2009 09:29
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:14

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