Wireless networks are very famous for their fast and the reliable working among the people of the modern World. But people who do not like this technology and feel jealous with it and trying to do the activities that can hack the particular network and decode all the personal information of the users on the network. Basically wireless network hacking is defined as the set of different types of techniques or the tools to hijack the network through unauthorized mean with out the permission of any body and breaks the security of the network. Hackers use different types of hacking techniques to break the security of the wireless network and decode all the information such as passwords, MAC addresses, and many more secret things. Following are most useful methods on how to to prevent wireless network from hacking.
How Hacker hack the Wireless Network?
In the past that hacking technology was used to check the security measure either the system or the network is secured or not but nowadays people use this technology for unfair means and for hijacking purposes. There are different techniques or the methods that are used by the hackers to break the security and hack the network. But some common techniques are as follows
- Network Enumeration
- Wireless Network Spoofing
- Wireless Network Probing
- Wireless Network Sniffing
First of all the hacking process starts with the initial step, in the first step the data and the information about the wireless network is collected wit the help of any possible way , that phenomenon is referred to as the network enumeration. Hackers use different types of applications or the software to collect the important information about the network. Some of the important applications used by the hackers to hack the wireless networks are WarXing that operates with the help of computer or the laptops. Some other applications such as Kismet or network stumbler also used for the same purpose.
Wireless Network Spoofing:
It is the type of technique that is used by the hackers to crack the security and hack whole wireless networking system. It is the very strong technique that is used by the attackers to attack on the both wired and the wireless networks security and hijack them. In this technique hackers use different types of applications and the software to locate and identify the different types of addresses pf the network such as IP or MAC by filling the particular fields with the addresses. There are different types of spoofing in which the hackers deals with the specific addresses such as MAC spoofing, IP spoofing and frame spoofing
Wireless Network Sniffing:
An important technique used by the hackers to hack the wireless networks is the wireless network sniffing. In this process sniffer is used, sniffer is the program that is used by the hackers to breaks and decodes the secret information of the wireless network traffic broadcasting. Through this program hackers are also able to hijack the wired networks also. But sniffing of the wireless networks is quite easy and convenient for the hackers as compared to the wired networks.
Wireless Network Probing:
If some amount of information is missing after spoofing and sniffing of the networks then the hackers try to use the wireless network probing technique. In this technique hackers construct the artificial data packets and spread them over the network and attacks on the specific target. It is called as wireless network probing.
Prevention of Wireless Network Hacking:
Where there are different techniques to hack the wireless networks, some protection techniques are also used which are as follows:
- By encryption of the wireless traffic of wireless networks
- Password protections
- Change the default name and password of SSID