Public WiFi Security Network Protocol Practices in Tourist Destination

  • Sime Lugovic
  • Leo MrsicEmail author
  • Ljiljana Zekanovic Korona
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1080)


Paper addresses security issues with public access WiFi networks, with emphasis on networks deployed in touristic places, because of their popularity. Such networks are often poorly administered and guarded whereas tourist-services they support, are massively used by thousands of occasional users daily. With intention to put emphasis on the security awareness of the users, filed research was conducted to investigate current security preferences of wireless computer networks in tourist destination, in the City of Zadar, Croatia. The research was conducted during preparation and early in the tourist season, spring/summer 2018. Hardware research support include AP beacon used a TL-WN722N card with a data rate of 150 Mbps, a 5 db antenna, a chip Atheros AR9271, all powered by Linux operating. Small suite was a passive scan tool for the beacon area. The data set used include the default AP settings that transmits its current SSID every 100 ms. WLAN card was used in the vehicle that was set up in the monitor mode used to collect all the available beacon frames. In addition to field research, we conduct additional survey with aim to investigate the general habits of users of wireless computer networks, from personal perspective. Overall goal was to put attention on WiFi security awareness and to expose security behaviour at router level.


Mobile security Mobile applications security Domestic appliances security Identity theft and illicit diffusion of personal data Law enforcement practices and uses of digital forensics tools Online frauds 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ZadarZadarCroatia
  2. 2.Algebra University CollegeZagrebCroatia

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