NWIT 275 - Wireless Security
An examination of the latest wireless local area network (WLAN) security protocols, techniques, and applications. Students will learn how to use software tools to capture very specific types of WLAN traffic related to security. They will then learn the most common applications used to attack and compromise today’s WLANs. Linux is the primary OS environment for this course.
PREREQUISITE(S): CMSC 253 and NWIT 245 , or consent of department. Three hours each week.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Understand where different wireless technologies fall in the OSI Model.
- Explain the theory behind the WEP, WPA, and WPA2 standards.
- Discover and profile wireless networks in preparation for a pen test.
- Understand the difference between managed mode and monitor mode when performing wireless packet capture.
- Use Wireshark to filter on WLAN types and subtypes to view specific types of WLAN management traffic.
- Run the most common WLAN attack tools.
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