I’ve always been fascinated by wireless communications. The ability to launch seemingly invisible packets of information up into the air without even the need to consider aerodynamics itself seems like some kind of magic.
In my quest to become a wireless wizard I started looking at the 802.11 wireless protocol to find out a little more about it. I had always noticed when looking at wireless management frames in various packet dumps that a wealth of additional (and somewhat optional) information is sent between stations. Much of this additional information is not all that useful from a security perspective.