LPN-5 · Mobile Threat Catalogue

Mobile Threat Catalogue

Illegal radio frequency transmitters that are designed to block, jam, or otherwise interfere with authorized radio communications

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Threat Category: Network Threats: Wi-Fi

ID: LPN-5

Threat Description:

Threat Origin

GPS, Wi-Fi, and Cell Phone Jammers Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 1

Exploit Examples

FCC Fines Marriott $600,000 for Jamming Hotel Wi-Fi 2

CVE Examples

Not Applicable

Possible Countermeasures

Enterprise

Contingency planning for use of another communication band.

To mitigate interference to on-premises communications, detect, locate, and deactivate the device causing interference to Wi-Fi communications.

Mobile Device User

Contingency planning for use of another communication band.

References

  1. GPS, Wi-Fi, and Cell Phone Jammers Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Federal Communications Commission; https://transition.fcc.gov/eb/jammerenforcement/jamfaq.pdf [accessed 8/24/2016] 

  2. G. Fleishman, “FCC fines Marriott $600,000 for jamming hotel Wi-Fi”, blog, 3 Oct. 2014; http://boingboing.net/2014/10/03/fcc-fines-marriott-for-jamming.html [accessed 8/24/2016]