Never heard of "phlooding" before? It's a new catchphrase coined by Wireless LAN security vendor AirMagnet for what it says is a new type of attack on businesses that (ab)uses wireless networks. Not coincidentally AirMagnet's latest 6.0 product, released on Tuesday, protects against such attacks.
Companies with a central authentication server are especially vulnerable to a phlooding attack, according to AirMagnet. In such an attack, miscreants in various locations bombard wireless access points with login requests, causing a flood of authentication requests that could impact performance of the authentication server, according to AirMagnet.