Wireless Access Point Vulnerabilities

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Q: One of your company’s web developers wants to allow contractors working on various projects to access the Internet over a wireless connection. Because the approval process is so lengthy, the developer sets up his own wireless router, attaches it to a network port, and sets up a WAP for these contractors. Which of the below statements describes the risk this might pose to your company’s systems?

a. Adding a WAP is commonplace and poses no security risks.

b. This WAP will cause traffic on the network to surge and will cause sluggishness in the overall performance of the network.

c. Hackers often use unauthorized WAPs to enter a network.

d. This router breaks protocol and evades the network’s intrusion detection.

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