Analyzing and Detecting the De-Authentication Attack by Creating an Automated Scanner using Scapy

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Mustafa Abdulkareem Salman Al-Nuaimi
Abdullahi Abdu Ibrahim


with the rapid spread of internet technologies around the world, the number of people that are using the internet is increasing enormously in the last 10 years. with the increase in the number of people that are using the internet and the increase in the devices that depend on the internet such as computers, tablets, and mobile phones are raised the challenges of internet security against hackers who can steal sensitive information and exploits personal data. In this paper, we’re focusing on the home security threads and one of its famous attacks called the De-authentication attacks. The de-authentication frame is one of the Management frames that is transmitted between the AP and the connected devices and it can be used by attackers to apply a Dos attack and deny the devices from connecting to the network. In this paper. We will analyze the normal de-authentication frame and compare it with the attacking de-authentication frames to create an automated Scanner to identify whether it’s an attack, or it's a normal frame transmitted between AP and its connected devices, or vice versa.

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Salman Al-Nuaimi, M. A. ., and A. . Abdu Ibrahim. “Analyzing and Detecting the De-Authentication Attack by Creating an Automated Scanner Using Scapy”. International Journal on Recent and Innovation Trends in Computing and Communication, vol. 11, no. 2, Mar. 2023, pp. 131-7, doi:10.17762/ijritcc.v11i2.6137.


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