Security researchers demo Cisco Wi-Fi flaws

Two generations of Cisco's wireless LAN gear have vulnerabilities that are fairly easy to find and exploit, researchers show at a Black Hat conference.

Richard Thurston Special to CNET News

Two generations of Cisco Systems' wireless LAN equipment contain a range of vulnerabilities, researchers said at this week's Black Hat Europe security conference.

Enno Rey and Daniel Mende of German testing firm ERNW demonstrated how to hack into two separate generations of the Cisco Wi-Fi kit. They said that the flaws were fairly easy to find and exploit.

In a presentation called "Hacking Cisco Enterprise WLANs" on Wednesday, the researchers demonstrated an attack aimed at Cisco's first-generation equipment Cisco Structured Wireless Aware Network (Swan).

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