Archive | Wireless Hacking


03 October 2014 | 2,455 views

iSniff-GPS – Passive Wifi Sniffing Tool With Location Data

iSniff GPS is a passive wifi sniffing tool which sniffs for SSID probes, ARPs and MDNS (Bonjour) packets broadcast by nearby iPhones, iPads and other wireless devices. The aim is to collect data which can be used to identify each device and determine previous geographical locations, based solely on information each device discloses about previously [...]

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21 March 2011 | 13,109 views

Dutch Court Rules Wi-Fi Hacking Legal In Holland

Interesting case and a very interesting interpretation of the laws of Holland which lead to this decision which means the Dutch can hack in Wireless routers legally. We published a story about the ethics of jacking open Wi-Fi connections way back in 2006, when a supposed ethics expert said it was ok: Jacking Wifi is [...]

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15 October 2010 | 12,781 views

Half Of Home Wi-Fi Networks In The UK Vulnerable to Hacking/WiFi-Jacking

Once again WiFi security is in the news, this time a new report in the UK shows that almost half of UK home WiFi networks could be compromised within 5 seconds. While that sounds a little dramatic it wouldn’t surprise me if a lot still have no WEP key at all. And even if they [...]

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23 September 2010 | 128,087 views

wifite – Mass Wifi WEP/WPA Key Cracking Tool

wifite is created to to attack multiple WEP and WPA encrypted networks at the same time. This tool is customizable to be automated with only a few arguments and can be trusted to run without supervision. Features sorts targets by power (in dB); cracks closest access points first all WPA handshakes are backed up (to [...]

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02 August 2010 | 25,033 views

GSM Hacking Coming To The Masses Script Kiddy Style

Well it looks like what happened to WEP all those years ago is going to happen to GSM now. The methods have been known, the theory is established but the breaking point is when freely available tools are published that makes it possible for anyone to perform the attacks even without really understanding what is [...]

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27 July 2010 | 31,470 views

WPA2 Vulnerability Discovered – “Hole 196″ – A Flaw In GTK (Group Temporal Key)

Well as it tends to be, when something is scrutinized for long enough and with enough depth flaws will be uncovered. This time the victim is WPA2 – the strongest protection for your Wi-fi network which is standardized. WEP fell long ago and there’s a myriad of WEP Cracking tools available. In 2008 it was [...]

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12 July 2010 | 7,134 views

Australian Privacy Commissioner Rules Google Wifi Actions Illegal

Oh dear, poor Google seem to be catching all kinds of flak over their Wifi Data Collection. The UK Met are already investigating them and they are being pulled to pieces in Germany too with France also weighing in. The latest to jump on the bandwagon is Australia which is stating they have breached the [...]

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08 December 2009 | 32,704 views

inSSIDer v1.2.3.1014 – Wi-Fi network scanner For Windows

inSSIDer is an award-winning free Wi-Fi network scanner for Windows Vista and Windows XP. Because NetStumbler doesn’t work well with Vista and 64-bit XP, we built an open-source Wi-Fi network scanner designed for the current generation of Windows operating systems. What’s Unique about inSSIDer? Use Windows Vista and Windows XP 64-bit. Uses the Native Wi-Fi [...]

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03 December 2008 | 96,974 views

Confused by WEP, WPA, TKIP, AES & Other Wireless Security Acronyms?

I found an interesting article today which sums up most of the acryonyms involved in wireless networks and wireless security and explain them all in brief. It may clear things up for some people who get overwhelmed by all the jargon, especially with the recent news hitting the mainstream about WPA being partially cracked. Users [...]

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11 November 2008 | 18,889 views

WPA Wi-Fi Encryption Scheme Partially Cracked

Well WEP came down long ago, it was only a matter of time before the standard that succeeded it fell too – WPA. The big news last week was that WPA has been cracked finally, it’ll be discussed this week at the PacSec Conference. After the insecurity of WEP was exposed the majority of routers [...]

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