CoolTech Club with Dmitri Varsanofiev : Don’t Try This At Home: A Layman’s Guide To Security Vulnerabilities of the Original 802.11 Standard


February 24,2004


History of the security of the wireless LAN (WiFi, 802.11) contains more suspense than an average Hitchcock thriller: exposed weaknesses, bold claims, daring attacks, and a happy 802.11i ending. Presentation will concentrate on the causes behind the security flaws of the basic 802.11 standard, with an emphasis on "design of security features is better left to real professionals". Practical issues, like "how safe is it to have an 802.11 access point at my home / office?" will also be addressed. No background in cryptography is required.


Dr. Dmitri Varsanofiev


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