CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q560

Matt, an administrator, is concerned about the wireless network being discovered by war driving. Which of the following can be done to mitigate this?

A. Enforce a policy for all users to authentic through a biometric device.
B. Disable all SSID broadcasting.
C. Ensure all access points are running the latest firmware.
D. Move all access points into public access areas.

Correct Answer: B
Section: Threats and Vulnerabilities

B: War driving is the act of using a detection tool to look for wireless networking signals. The setting making a wireless network closed (or at least hidden) is the disabling of service set identifier (SSID) broadcasting. Thus by disabling all SSID broadcasting you can mitigate the risk of war driving.

Incorrect Answers:
A: A biometric device is used as a physical security device granting access based on uniquely identifiable characteristic/traits it is not done to mitigate the risk of war driving.
C: Running the latest firmware does not mean that you disabled SSID broadcasting which is essential if you want to mitigate the risk of war driving.
D: Moving all access points into public access areas will not mitigate the risk of war driving, rather it would facilitate it.

Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, p. 185