N.L. Harshini, G. Sridhar, and V. Sridhar (India)
The vulnerabilities of 802.11 networks have been
of a great concern for users and owners of WLANs.
Several types of attacks have been reported and been
studied extensively by researchers world over. In this
paper, we address the man-in-the-middle attack that is
very common in WLANs. We propose a Security
Monitoring System (SMS) that provides an MS with
additional information. This information helps the MS to
detect the anomaly in the network communication and
thus detect the intrusion. Further, we propose a scheme
for collecting behavioral information of an attacker
during an attack with the help of a virtual MS configured
within an AP. Virtual MS mimics an MS and on being
attacked, collects and provides SMS with the behavioral
pattern of the attacker.