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Cisco wireless LANs at risk of attack, 'skyjacking'
Cisco wireless LANs at risk of attack, 'skyjacking' | InSecurity Complex - CNET News
Cisco Systems wireless local area network equipment used by many corporations around the world is at risk of being used in denial-of-service attacks and data theft, according to a company that offers protection for WLANs.
Researchers at AirMagnet, which makes intrusion-detection systems for WLANs, discovered the vulnerability, which affects all lightweight Cisco wireless access points, as well as the exploit that could be used against networks that have the Over-the-Air-Provisioning (OTAP) feature turned on
DUN DUN DUN!
Cisco rates the vulnerability as unlikely to be used. It notes that in order to exploit the hole, an attacker would have to be able to deploy a Cisco controller within radio range of a newly installed AP
Good thing the controllers arent cheap!
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