CompTIA Security+ Question D-33

Which of the following attacks would cause all mobile devices to lose their association with corporate access points while the attack is underway?

A. Wireless jamming
B. Evil twin
C. Rogue AP
D. Packet sniffing

Answer: A

When most people think of frequency jamming, what comes to mind are radio, radar and cell phone jamming. However, any communication that uses radio frequencies can be jammed by a strong radio signal in the same frequency. In this manner, Wi-Fi may be attacked with a network jamming attack, reducing signal quality until it becomes unusable or disconnects occur. With very similar methods, a focused and aimed signal can actually break access point hardware, as with equipment destruction attacks.