jason at JeetKuneDoMaster.net
Fri May 14 18:05:38 EDT 2004
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On Friday May 14 2004 10:34, Jim Thompson wrote:
> On May 14, 2004, at 1:04 AM, Motonori Shindo wrote:
> > From: Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at cc.hut.fi>
> > Subject: Re: PCF?
> > Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 09:03:15 -0700
> >>> http://www.auscert.org.au/
> >> Is there something new about this "new" attack? There are many ways to
> >> DoS 802.11 networks.
> > Agreed. While I admit that bringing a microwave in the area where you
> > want to mount an attack is not so trivial(:-)), the method described
> > in AUSCERT page isn't really new and has little point to bring it up
> > now, I think.
> Well, I think it is new. (See below.) Or at least "newish", but I do
> agree that the media is hyping it.
Yeah, and the media hyping it is why it needs to be brought up now. Everyone
who knows 802.11 could easily think of 5 good exploits off the top of their
head. But now as the article says they will be releasing tools for people to
"test" their own vulnerability to this attack. No doubt those tools will be
in the hands of kiddies and go out DoS'ing networks for no good reason.
IF they are so sure this will work against all DSSS 802.11 networks then why
does anyone really need a tool to prove it?
What part of "shall not be infringed" do you not understand?
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