Friday, September 16, 2011

Persistent vs Intermittent Attacks

"Researchers at North Carolina State University examined two Wi-Fi attack types -- persistent attacks, in which the attack persists non-stop until it can be identified and disabled, and intermittent attacks, which block access on a periodic basis, making them harder to identify and stop. They were able to measure the impact of both attacks."

They concluded that all attacks cannot be prevented and that a sensible policy would be to target those that would cause the most damage, which often would be the persistent attacks.

for a release on this study, check this link.

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