Tag Archive | "wifi"


09 October 2008 | 17,767 views

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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09 June 2008 | 45,318 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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23 April 2008 | 6,347 views

Russia Heavy Handed Registration for Wifi

It seems like Russia wants to keep a tight reign on things, anything with Wifi capability must be licenses! That includes your phone…imagine having to apply for a permit to have a wireless AP at home? Rather ridiculous no? Business travellers to Russia might want to keep their laptops and iPhones well-concealed – not from [...]

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23 November 2007 | 16,013 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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01 October 2007 | 130,943 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 | 142,796 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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04 June 2007 | 7,700 views

Michigan Man Fined $400 for Using Coffee Shop’s Wi-Fi Network

Well this is a harsh turn of events, a while back an ‘ethics expert’ said Wifi Jacking is OK, now this poor guy has got pretty harshly screwed for using an open wireless connection from a nearby coffeeshop. A Michigan man has been fined $400 and given 40 hours of community service for accessing an [...]

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05 October 2006 | 11,409 views

California Passes Wi-Fi Security Guidance Law – War-Driving going down?

It seems like war-driving may become a thing of the past, legislation is starting to happen. It’s a good start though, you have to target the manufacturers to educate their users, not target the users as they don’t care, sometimes ease of use has to be traded a bit with security. California legislators have passed [...]

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27 September 2006 | 29,638 views

Super Mega Wi-Fi Hacking Machine – Janus Project

Apart from the fact Janus is almost like Anus this is a very cool project. Seriously this is really geeky stuff, but super cool. If you think seeing a dozen wireless networks makes your computer the ultimate scanning box, think again. A small security firm has made a portable computer that is capable of scanning [...]

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16 May 2006 | 39,073 views

Anonymity – Hiding Your Identity in 2006

Introduction Anonymity is derived from the greek word ἀνωνυμία (anonymia), meaning without a name or name-less. In colloquial use, the term typically refers to a person, and often means that the Ppersonal identity, or personally identifiable information of that person is not known. The main question is of course, what are you trying to hide? [...]

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