Wi-Fi attack mitigation: analysis, design and implementation

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dc.contributor Xiao, Yang
dc.contributor Vrbsky, Susan V.
dc.contributor Zhang, Jingyuan
dc.contributor Hong, Xiaoyan
dc.contributor Li, Shuhui
dc.contributor.advisor Xiao, Yang
dc.contributor.author Meng, Ke
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T14:47:41Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T14:47:41Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000717
dc.identifier.other Meng_alatus_0004D_10800
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1222
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Wi-Fi network provides local area network with mobility, convenience and low cost. At the same time, it suffers several typical security problems, such as being unsafe and more vulnerable than traditional wired network. The shared nature of wireless medium makes wireless network attacks easily to be launched by adversaries. As a result, it is requisite to have the research and evaluation on Deny of Service (DoS) attacks and the strategy to mitigate DoS attacks. In this dissertation, we review several wireless attack methods, attack detection schemes and attack mitigation strategies. Afterward, we analyze the 802.11 wireless network behaviors during attack and propose our improved attack detection and mitigation strategies. More importantly, we implement and evaluate our attack detection and mitigation schemes on our developing platform which is based on commercial Wi-Fi adapters by using the Atheros chipset network adapters. Moreover, we configure the Ubiquiti Routerstation (RS) with the Atheros wireless adapters to support the attack detection and access point control functions. By connecting the Routerstation to the access point, the ordinary 802.11 wireless networks can be endued with our attack detection and mitigation strategy.
dc.format.extent 127 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Computer science
dc.title Wi-Fi attack mitigation: analysis, design and implementation
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Computer Science
etdms.degree.discipline Computer Science
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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