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Wireless Rogue Device Detection

A rogue access point, also referred to as rogue AP, is any Wi-Fi access point installed on a network that is not authorized for operation on that network nor is it under management of the network administrator. Rogue access points often do not conform to wireless LAN (WLAN) security policies and, additionally, can allow anyone with a Wi-Fi device to connect to a network. These access points are usually created to allow a hacker to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack.

Rogue access points pose a security threat to large organizations with many employees. This is due to the ability for anyone with access to the premises to install (maliciously or non-maliciously) an inexpensive wireless router that can potentially allow access by unauthorized parties into a secure network - while avoiding detection for extended periods of time.