April 18th, 2002, 07:58 PM
Right, i saw this program on TV a while back about hackers. Now one guy was driving around London with this small satellite, radar type thing. He was aiming it at buildings and searching for weaknesses and such.
So I want to read up on this but I can remember what the gizmo/tactic he used is called.
April 18th, 2002, 08:06 PM
laptop, wireless card and an external antenna. (you can choose onmi directional or uni)
There's a few apps out that work fairly well. I used it to see if there were any wireless running around my house. Cause I intend to put wireless in there and dont want to be caught with pants down.
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April 18th, 2002, 08:09 PM
Weirdness... /me thinks this is strange...
And wouldn't you look odd, driving around holding a dish out your car window?
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April 18th, 2002, 08:21 PM
Its a suddenly popular thing... parking yourself on a building top if you have access and aiming at other buildings, looking for a DHCP server that will answer your requests.
people dont think when they put in that wireless network that it TRAVELS! and without some sort of setup with security, they are giving people a free ride.
There are measures that can be taken for this. Its up to the administrator of the wireless network to implement them.
those who are naive to it, well you get the idea.
The ark was built by amatures...
The Titanic was built by professionals.
April 18th, 2002, 08:43 PM
Yeah, I usually do that while I'm on planes, tranes, or in my car. I have something like it and it work for many different servers.
April 18th, 2002, 08:52 PM
Don't forget your pringles can.
\"Ignorance is bliss....
but only for your enemy\"
April 18th, 2002, 09:37 PM
Oh, I wont!
Originally posted here by souleman
Don't forget your pringles can.
What kind of a self-respecting w1r3l35S H4X0r would forget the Pringles?!
April 18th, 2002, 10:52 PM
Well itís either the Pringles can or the always-styleish tinfoil bunny ears.
Its not software piracy. Iím just making multiple off site backups.
April 18th, 2002, 11:32 PM
With roughly 4 minutes searching ive found this so far
"The Silicon Valley area has been mapped many many times. There is little that I can add to what has already been said about the state of 802.11b in this area. Every Starbucks has an Access Point. Nearly every major company has one or several dozen. One thing I did observe. With this area being the high tech. capital, and all the press about 802.11b insecurities you'd think that most networks were secured. From the findings of Netstumbler it appeared that many of the Access Points were setup with insecure configurations."
(Note this was last year)
Nutters on this page just driving around with em on their car roofs:
A set up page:
Showing how little a set up would cost.
"Accordingly, the market has not failed to recognize the advantages of a wireless connection on amobile device. Manufacturers have introduced several new products, mostly based on the PalmOS, that integrate PDA features with a mobile phone and Internet access, and businesses havebegun to adopt these new technologies at an escalating rate. A recent study from IDC has shownthat this "convergence" trend will grow significantly over the next few years, reaching a level ofalmost 80 million wireless communicators and smart phones sold in the year 2005."
"... significant deficiencies in the WEP data encapsulation that renders its data privacy claims meaningless, regardless of the key size. Increasing the WEP key from 40 to 104 or 128 bits does nothing to increase WEP's resistance to attack. This is because the deficiencies are related to how WEP uses cryptography, not the key size. WEP's design attempts to adapt RC4 to an environment for which it is poorly suited, with potentially catastrophic consequences for its intended users."
posts getting a bit big...enough...but theres some good info on it
that last page has some good articles n demonstrations....
April 18th, 2002, 11:33 PM
actually about ten minutes searching