Archive | Wireless Hacking




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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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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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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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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NetStumbler – Windows Freeware to Detects Insecure Wireless Networks

Another one from the old school, this tool has been around forever since way before wardriving was fashionable and when people still used pringles cans for antenna boosting. It’s a favourite amongst Windows users, although it can’t do any real hacking (like breaking a WEP key) – it’s extremely fast and effecient in the detection […]

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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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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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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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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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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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