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RE: Wifi Security

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  • Date: Mon Nov 21 10:49:19 2005

> * [email protected] (Stephen J. Wilcox) [Mon 21 Nov 
> 2005, 16:07 CET]:
> >On Mon, 21 Nov 2005, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
> >>Why would you even need to set up an AP?  Why not just sit 
> and sniff 
> >>traffic?  Gets you the _exact_ same information.
> >man in the middle is easier if you are the gateway, no need 
> to steal arp
> It's *wireless*!  You can just sit and sniff traffic, no need to play 
> ARP games to redirect traffic to you.

*Active* attacks are facilitated by rogue APs and arp spoofing.