Archive | Wireless Hacking


24 July 2008 | 45,667 views

MoocherHunter – Detect & Track Rogue Wifi Users

MoocherHunter™ is a mobile tracking software tool for the real-time on-the-fly geo-location of wireless moochers and hackers. It’s included as part of the OSWA Assistant LiveCD we mentioned quite recently.’ I wanted to mention this tool separately as I think it’s very cool! MoocherHunter™ identifies the location of an 802.11-based wireless moocher or hacker by [...]

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09 June 2008 | 44,835 views

OSWA Assistant – Wireless Hacking & Auditing LiveCD Toolkit

The OSWA-Assistant is a no-Operating-System-required standalone toolkit which is solely focused on wireless auditing. As a result, in addition to the usual WiFi (802.11) auditing tools, it also covers Bluetooth and RFID auditing. Using the toolkit is as easy as popping it into your computer’s CDROM and making your computer boot from it! This toolkit [...]

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22 April 2008 | 21,468 views

WifiZoo v1.3 Released – Passive Info Gathering for Wifi

WifiZoo is a tool to gather wifi information passively. It is created to be helpful in wifi pentesting and was inspired by ‘Ferret‘ from Errata Security. The tool is intended to get all possible info from open wifi networks (and possibly encrypted also in the future, at least with WEP) without joining any network, and [...]

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19 February 2008 | 124,199 views

Russix – LiveCD Linux Distro for Wireless Penetration Testing & WEP Cracking

It looks like it might be time to update our very well received list of the 10 Best Security Live CD Distros (Pen-Test, Forensics & Recovery) since we have Russix now and Backtrack new version is on the way out. Russix is a Slax based Wireless Live Linux. It has been designed to be light [...]

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06 February 2008 | 80,229 views

Kismet – Wireless Network Hacking, Sniffing & Monitoring

For some reason I’ve never posted about Kismet, and I don’t like to assume everyone knows everything. So for those who may not have heard of it, here’s Kismet. Kismet is one of foundation tools Wireless Hacking, it’s very mature and does what it’s supposed to do. Kismet is an 802.11 layer2 wireless network detector, [...]

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12 December 2007 | 81,086 views

KisMAC – Free WiFi Stumbler/Scanner for Mac OS X

KisMAC is an opensource and free stumbler/scanner application for Mac OS X. It has an advantage over MacStumbler/iStumbler/NetStumbler in that it uses monitor mode and passive scanning. KisMAC supports several third party PCMCIA cards – Orinoco, PrismII, Cisco Aironet, Atheros and PrismGT. USB Prism2 is supported as well, and USB Ralink support is in development. [...]

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23 November 2007 | 15,983 views

Wi-Fi Jacking Extremely Common (45% of People Do!)

It seems Wi-Fi is actually extremely common, in fact in a recent poll up to 45% do it! I guess most people here have, I admit I do even with my phone when I’m out and about I’ll use any WiFi point that works. We can blame it on the manufacturers for having lax default [...]

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12 November 2007 | 18,216 views

WifiZoo v1.2 – Gather Wifi Information Passively

WifiZoo is a tool to gather wifi information passively. Similar to dsniff but for wireless work, the author wanted to do something wifi-related somewhat helpful in wifi pentesting. Something of an extension of Ferret from Errata. It’s essentially a tool to get information from open wifi networks without joining any network, and covering all wifi [...]

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01 October 2007 | 130,373 views

aircrack-ng – WEP and WPA-PSK Key Cracking Program

aircrack is an 802.11 WEP and WPA-PSK keys cracking program that can recover keys once enough data packets have been captured. It implements the standard FMS attack along with some optimizations like KoreK attacks, thus making the attack much faster compared to other WEP cracking tools. In fact, aircrack is a set of tools for [...]

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25 September 2007 | 141,712 views

aircrack-ptw – Fast WEP Cracking Tool for Wireless Hacking

WEP is a protocol for securing wireless LANs. WEP stands for “Wired Equivalent Privacy” which means it should provide the level of protection a wired LAN has. WEP therefore uses the RC4 stream to encrypt data which is transmitted over the air, using usually a single secret key (called the root key or WEP key) [...]

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