Protect your corporate IT network from hackers and other unwanted intruders with Proxy Sentinel™. Click here for all the details and get the peace of mind you deserve.
Back to our Homepage Proxy Sentinel™ high performance Internet proxy server and secure firewall solution Firewall Sentinel™ secure & powerful Internet firewall solution About Internet Security.ca and GCIS Frequently Asked Questions on Internet security issues Internet Security Industry News - Stay informed of what's happening Contact Internet Security.ca today and order your Proxy Sentinel™ or Firewall Sentinel™ server now!

Internet Security Industry News

New Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks

Save your company's valuable data with Proxy Sentinel™ from Internet Security. Click here for all the details.

August 8, 2003

Air Defense of Alpharetta, Georgia, says that during monitoring at the DefCon hacker convention in Las Vegas last weekend the company identified new security issues specifically effecting wireless LANs.

The first is a new Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack that can knock "targeted user stations off the WLAN or forcing stations or access points to shutdown. That statement comes from none other than Scott Hrastar, co-founder and CTO of Air Defense, in the company's announcement at the conference.

This DoS attack includes a "flood" of control frames that will disrupt everything on a given channel. AirDefense has developed a signature for this attack and added it to the AirDefense Guaurd security/monitoring product.

The company is also investigating potential firmware bugs in some access points and wireless network interface cards (NICs) that leave them vulnerable to a forced reboot before the wireless connection is actually established with the network.

Air Defense says if specific firmware on products can be identified as having an issue, they'll work with the industry and vendors to get this fixed before announcing any specific products with vulnerabilities.

Story by Wi-Fi Planet Staff
Source: Earthweb / Datamation


Save Internet Security.ca's URL to the list of your favorite web sites
in your Web browser by clicking here. Click here to order your Proxy Sentinel™ Internet security server today!

Proxy Sentinel™ is the most secure Internet proxy server on the market today. Click here for more information.





Site optimized by Pagina+™
Powered by Sun Hosting
Search engine keywords by Rank for Sales
Development platform by My Web Services
Internet Security.ca is listed in
Global Business Listing

| Home | Proxy Sentinel™ | Firewall Sentinel™ | FAQ | News | Sitemap | Contact |
Copyright © Internet Security.ca 2003    Terms of use    Privacy agreement    Legal disclaimer