A fake AP
can refer to:
- A Honeypot, which is a fake access point made to attract hackers and other wireless intruders in order to collect information about them.
- Black Alchemy's Fake AP-application, which is a program able to create a large amount of fake AP to conceal a true AP among them, so a hacker will have a hard time finding your true access point to penetrate.
- An AP you faked yourself in order to trick a user (of a wireless network you are attacking) into using it. Information gathered from this user or his system itself (ports, etc.) can be used to hack into the wireless network. This may be done through a Man-in-the-middle-attack. Programs used herefore are, e.g. AirSnarf.
- A rogue AP you physically installed on a (wired) network you are attacking from the outside.