Security Loopholes Of 802.11 Wireless LANs And Their Solutions

International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT)          
© - June Issue 2013 by IJCTT Journal
Volume-4 Issue-6                           
Year of Publication : 2013
Authors :Shikha Goswami, Sangeeta Thakral


Shikha Goswami, Sangeeta Thakral "Security Loopholes Of 802.11 Wireless LANs And Their Solutions"International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT),V4(6):1809-1815 June Issue 2013 .ISSN Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.

Abstract: - The major concern in Wireless LANs is security. So in this Paper to fix security loopholes a public key authentication and key-establishment procedure has been proposed which fixes security loopholes in current standard. The public key cryptosystem is used to establish a session key securely between the client and Access point. A client -Agent based Rouge Access point detection system was developed to counter the threat of Rouge Access points in wireless LANs and are difficult to handle at the protocol level. Hence a centralized RAP was developed for organization where the area is quite large to cover manually or form a single location. An algorithm was also developed to detect Evil-Twin Access points, which cannot be detected by traditional methods. The algorithm works on fact that the evil-twin is placed at a distance from the good-twin to prevent direct detection.


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Keywords -802.11, wireless LANs, threats, loopholes