These days when mobile devices and notebooks are everywhere, networks are more difficult to isolate and a new problem is emerging. Nowadays it’s a common thing that companies give their employees notebooks so they can work remotely or take them when they travel. Many of these companies invest a lot of money and resources to secure their networks, but all that money and resources go to the trash the moment your network takes a walk.
Why is an attacker going to target a protected network if even the most simple information gathering could set all the alarms? Instead he could target the notebooks or mobile devices of the company, after all this devices could have sensitive information, credentials or could provide access to the protected network. After all the ‘owners’ of this devices are not careful with the security of the device outside the company, most of them connect to any network they find only to check their facebook account.