dfm covers
 
 

WPS Insecurities & False Prophets

Written by DFM Team


WPS Insecurities & False Prophets

There has been a lot of conversation throughout the start of this year among the security community about what WPS is and how it has provided hackers world wide with a simple and effective way to gain access to previously “secure” WiFi networks. Firstly we will be taking a closer look at the WPS technology itself, the protocols that make it up and what it’s fundamental issues mean for individuals and organisations alike. For those who are unfamiliar with WPS we begin with a brief introduction to the technology itself.


WiFi Protected Set-up or WPS, as it is more commonly known, is a standard that was created in 2007 by the WiFi alliance. Their goal was simple: to provide secureand easy step-by-step router configuration for the average home user.

WiFi enabled routers are now of course rolled out by most ISP’s as part of a standard Internet package, their popularity has effectively skyrocketed over the last few years to a point where WiFi enabled routers are now of course considered to be common place in the majority of households.

Unfortunately beyond a basic understanding of such technology, the majority of home users are blissfully unaware (through no fault of their own) as to the inner workings of a WiFi router let alone how to configure it correctly and securely.




Find out more - subscribe to DFM today and read the full article. Or if you're a subscriber, login and read the article online.


 
Please make cache directory writable.
 

Submit an Article

Call for Articles

We are keen to publish new articles from all aspects of digital forensics. Click to contact us with your completed article or article ideas.

Featured Book

Learning iOS Forensics

A practical hands-on guide to acquire and analyse iOS devices with the latest forensic techniques and tools.

Meet the Authors

Andrew Harbison

Andrew Harbison is a Director and IT Forensics Lead at Grant Thornton

 

Coming up in the Next issue of Digital Forensics Magazine

Coming up in Issue 31 on sale from May 2017:


DDOS Attacks on Mobile Devices

Denial of service attacks (DoS), distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) and reflector attacks (DRDoS) are well known and documented. More recently however we have seen that these attacks have been directed at mobile communication devices.  Read More »

Advancements in Windows Hibernation File Forensics

Brian Gerdon looks at how the windows hibernation files can be a valuable source of information for digital forensic investigators. Read More »

Subscribe today


Testing Damage Sustainability on SD Cards

A growing number of companies and agencies are now specializing in repair and recovery of data and not on the forensic examination of the data. Read More »

Every Issue
Plus the usual Competition, Book Reviews, 360, IRQ, Legal

Click here to read more about the next issue