Type of Attack
Allows for generic 802.11 packet injection
802.11 packet injection
Allow the specified file be used as packet payload.
AirJack and Simple-replay
Allows previously captured packets to be injected back into the network.
Wireless Hacking Tools
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4.0 Availability Attacks
Availability attacks are most simply described as DoS attacks. DoS focuses on attacking a specific part of the network so that it is unreachable. Network availability means that any point the network is able to provide the requested information to the authorized user. DoS attacks prevent this information from reaching the user.
There are several types of DoS attacks; one is flooding. Flooding is overloading the network with a certain type of packet so that the wireless AP is busy serving all the flooding packets that it cannot serve any legitimate packets. For example, an 802.11 beacon flood is where thousands of illegitimate beacons are generate to make it difficult for individual machine to find the legitimate AP. Another is an 802.11 authentication flood where thousands of authentications are sent from random Media Access Control (MAC) addresses filling up the AP's authentication table and making it hard for a legitimate user to gain access. This gives a small example of the types of flooding attacks someone could execute on a wireless network.
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