Knowledge Base - WiFi


Deauthentication Frames Explained

Deauthentication, or, in short, “deauth” frames are an infamous part of the WiFi protocol (802.11) and play a role in many types of attacks on wireless infrastructure. They have the important and legitimate use-case of actively disconnecting stations from networks, but can also be easily abused because they are almost always unencrypted and easily spoofed or crafted.


Deauthentication Attacks Explained

A WiFi deauthentication, or, in short, a "deauth" attack, can be destructive by itself or part of a larger malicious campaign. Luckily there are ways to detect such attacks, even if this is not always easy.

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