Wi-Fi disassociation attack

A type of DoS attack in which the attacker breaks the wireless connection between the victim device and the access point. The method is based on the use of a special disassociation frame specified under IEEE 802.11. Transferring such a frame to the target device breaks the connection, and the Wi-Fi protocol does not require any encryption for it. For a successful attack, the cybercriminal needs to know only the victim’s MAC address.