Rogue Wi-Fi Access Points

An adversary could set up unauthorized Wi-Fi access points or compromise existing access points and, if the device connects to them, carry out network-based attacks such as eavesdropping on or modifying network communication[1][2].

ID: T1465
Sub-techniques:  No sub-techniques
Tactic Type: Without Adversary Device Access
Tactic: Network Effects
Platforms: Android, iOS
MTC ID: LPN-0
Version: 1.1
Created: 25 October 2017
Last Modified: 03 February 2019

Mitigations

Mitigation Description
Encrypt Network Traffic

Application-layer encryption (e.g. use of the Transport Layer Security protocol) or a Virtual Private Network (VPN) tunnel (e.g. using the IPsec protocol) may help mitigate use of untrusted Wi-Fi networks.

Enterprise Policy

Enterprise policies could be provisioned to devices to control the Wi-Fi access points that they are allowed to connect to.

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