What is an advantage of SSID cloaking?
- It provides free Internet access in public locations where knowing the SSID is of no concern.
- Clients will have to manually identify the SSID to connect to the network.
- SSIDs are very difficult to discover because APs do not broadcast them.
- It is the best way to secure a wireless network.
Answers Explanation & Hints:
SSID cloaking is a weak security feature that is performed by APs and some wireless routers by allowing the SSID beacon frame to be disabled. Although clients have to manually identify the SSID to be connected to the network, the SSID can be easily discovered. The best way to secure a wireless network is to use authentication and encryption systems. SSID cloaking does not provide free Internet access in public locations, but an open system authentication could be used in that situation.