Rogue access point
(also rogue AP)
Rogue access point definition
A wireless access point that was set up without the network’s administrator’s or owner’s consent. It provides unauthorized access to a network’s wired infrastructure. Rogue access points are not always set up with malicious intent — they are often installed by employees who want wireless access.
Why are rogue access points dangerous?
- They allow unfiltered access to an enterprise’s network.
- They interfere with the network’s operations.
- They can be used for man-in-the-middle and DDoS attacks.