Phishing in the Wireless: Implementation and Analysis

  • Ivan Martinovic
  • Frank A. Zdarsky
  • Adam Bachorek
  • Christian Jung
  • Jens B. Schmitt
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 232)


Web-based authentication is a popular mechanism implemented by Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) because it allows a simple registration and authentication of customers, while avoiding high resource requirements of the new IEEE 802.11 i security standard and backward compatibility issues of legacy devices. In this work we demonstrate two different and novel attacks against web-based authentication. One attack exploits operational anomalies of low- and middle-priced devices in order to hijack wireless clients, while the other exploits an already known vulnerability within wired networks which, in dynamic wireless environments, turns out to be even harder to detect and protect against.


Access Point Authentication Response Medium Access Control Address Address Resolution Protocol Authentication Request 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivan Martinovic
    • 1
  • Frank A. Zdarsky
    • 1
  • Adam Bachorek
    • 1
  • Christian Jung
    • 1
  • Jens B. Schmitt
    • 1
  1. 1.disco ¦ Distributed Computer Systems LabUniversity of KaiserslauternGermany

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