Analysis Of Current Wi-Fi Security Practices Via War Driving And Proposed Solution
As the number of Wi-Fi Access points continue to grow, so does the need for their security. While encryption
protocols for securing Wi-Fi access points exist, during the research it was found that such protocols are being overlooked
by the access point administrator as he/she continues to use outdated and insecure protocols. This gives a false sense of
security. A variety of malicious groups hunt for such weak Wi-Fi Access Points. This paper focuses on War driving activity
as a means to gather data regarding the number of users who continue to deploy Weak Wi-Fi security and discusses related
implications. The paper also suggests a solution in the form of a simple program that can be used even by a non-technical
Wi-Fi user to determine if his/her Wi-Fi security is at par with the current Wi-Fi security practices.