Accession Number:

ADA456965

Title:

Fingerprinting 802.11 Devices

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

The research presented in this thesis provides the reader with a set of algorithms and techniques that enable the user to remotely determine what chipset and device driver an 802.11 device is using. The work details both passive and active approaches, and quantitatively gauges the effectiveness of various techniques. The implications of this are far ranging. On one hand, the techniques can be used to implement innovative new features in Wireless Intrusion Detection Systems WIDS. On the other, they can be used to target link layer device driver attacks with much higher precision.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE