chapter  17
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Unique Challenges in WiFi Intrusion Detection

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WLAN networks are increasingly common in public, private, and commercial environments. As proliferation of these networks increases, the opportunity for exploitation of their vulnerabilities also increases. Perpetration of attacks on WLAN networks is increasingly frequent in real-life environments. The 2012 Verizon Breach Report [1] summarizes cyber-security breaches reported to the national security agencies of Australia, the Netherlands, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. This report estimates that 174 million compromised records were stolen through cyber attacks in 2011. These attacks represent a global problem as shown by the distribution of attack locations reported in Figure 17.1. In the same report, it is estimated that 81% of attacks incorporated some form of hacking, and 69% contained malware.