What are the Risks of Rogue Access Points?

A rogue access point very well could be installed by an employee who has good intentions, but there is also a chance that one has been added by a malicious attacker. Rogue access points can create a vulnerability in an organization’s network which leave companies open to DoS and data theft attacks. If a rogue access point was installed by a malicious attacker, then they are able to access your network remotely.  Gone are the days where companies worry about intruders entering the premises to steal critical data. In today’s world, this means that an intruder could be running vulnerability scanners while sitting in your lobby, parking lot, a neighboring building, or by using a high gain antenna from miles away. Also, rogue access points can give your neighboring businesses or residents access to your network, which opens up major security concerns.

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