Publication Date

Fall 9-13-2011

Degree Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Computer Science

First Advisor

Soon Tee Teoh

Abstract

This thesis addresses the topic of development and advancement of the wireless technology. Report described about network monitoring and security issues with advancement in the increase of network bandwidth and user requirements to access the internet. This report mainly focuses on how war driving affects the security of end user. How it can solve problem for infected users who are accessing the internet. The technique is used in wireless environment where all kinds of wireless devices can access internet and can use network resources with high security and better performance. Research on this topic reveals that passive monitoring technique can be used to scan the wireless network without even letting other devices to know that scanning is going on. In this way air traffic can easily be sniffed, which raises many security risks and threats related to sniffing the air traffic in wireless network that can easily reveal the personal identity of the end user who is using the wireless network. I have considered Man-in-the-middle scenario to implement FakeAP where the end user has to compromise its security in order to gain access to the network resources. I have also developed a solution to detect the FakeAP in the network which is misusing the network resources and wrote a program to trace down its location on Google maps.

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