Unmask the Wi-Fi Imposter: SSID Confusion Attacks and How to Secure Your Business Network

The vulnerability lies in the IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi standard, which is the set of rules that Wi-Fi networks follow. This standard doesn’t always require verification of the SSID during connection. When you connect to a Wi-Fi network, your device doesn’t always check if the network name (SSID) is legitimate. This creates an opening for attackers to: