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Authors: Jonny Milliken 1 ; Valerio Selis 2 ; Kian Meng Yap 3 and Alan Marshall 4

Affiliations: 1 Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom ; 2 Northern Ireland Science Park, United Kingdom ; 3 Sunway University, Malaysia ; 4 Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland Science Park and Sunway University, United Kingdom

ISBN: 978-989-8565-73-0

Keyword(s): WiFi, WLAN, Rogue AP, MAC, Probe, Frames, Identity.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Identification, Authentication and Non-Repudiation ; Information and Systems Security ; Network Security ; Security in Information Systems ; Security Metrics and Measurement ; Wireless Network Security

Abstract: The susceptibility of WiFi networks to Rogue Access Point attacks derives from the lack of identity for 802.11 devices. The most common means of detecting these attacks in current research is through tracking the credentials or the location of unauthorised and possibly malicious APs. In this paper, the authors outline a method of distinguishing WiFi Access Points using 802.11 MAC layer management frame traffic profiles. This system does not require location estimation or credential tracking techniques as used in current research techniques, which are known to be inaccurate. These characteristic management traffic profiles are shown to be unique for each device, tantamount to a MAC identity. The application of this technique to solving Rogue AP attacks under the constraints of an open access, public WiFi environment is discussed with the conclusion that the identity is practically very difficult to forge.

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Paper citation in several formats:
Milliken, J.; Selis, V.; Meng Yap, K. and Marshall, A. (2013). Development of Device Identity using WiFi Layer 2 Management Frames for Combating Rogue APs.In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-73-0, pages 488-493. DOI: 10.5220/0004506404880493

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author={Jonny Milliken. and Valerio Selis. and Kian Meng Yap. and Alan Marshall.},
title={Development of Device Identity using WiFi Layer 2 Management Frames for Combating Rogue APs},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2013)},
year={2013},
pages={488-493},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004506404880493},
isbn={978-989-8565-73-0},
}

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2013)
TI - Development of Device Identity using WiFi Layer 2 Management Frames for Combating Rogue APs
SN - 978-989-8565-73-0
AU - Milliken, J.
AU - Selis, V.
AU - Meng Yap, K.
AU - Marshall, A.
PY - 2013
SP - 488
EP - 493
DO - 10.5220/0004506404880493

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