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Old 01-25-2005, 09:14 PM   #1
al912912
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Looking for access points.


I'd like to know if there is a way to look for available wireless connections and their security features in LInux or how can that be implemented.

Before I'm flamed: This is not to steal other people's internet connections, I need to show how vulnerable some networks are at different locations in which I don't know the ESSID (school project).


Thanks for any help.
 
Old 01-25-2005, 09:36 PM   #2
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if your looking to search for wireless connections you can use kismet www.kismetwireless.net
if your looking to crack encryption keys try airsnort
http://airsnort.shmoo.com
careful with these. people could take your intentions the wrong way. always best to get permission before messing with a persons network

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Old 01-26-2005, 05:26 AM   #3
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Thats www.kismetwireless.net just to correct kinney if I may. Dont touch the .com site with a bargepole.
This isnt a flaming site by the way - why I like it so damn much!
Regards
Chris
 
Old 01-26-2005, 05:44 AM   #4
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The sad thing is I actually went to the site just to double check it and i still wrote .com in the thread. Nice catch
 
Old 01-26-2005, 07:49 AM   #5
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Quote:
if your looking to crack encryption keys try airsnort
OK, we all know that airsnort can crack encryption keys, but if we are going to point it out lets also point out that cracking encryption keys is unethical, immoral and probably leads to weight gain and hairy palms.


All joking aside, airsnort should never be used to crack the encryption code to an AP you don't own.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 04:21 PM   #6
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Cannot make it work

The kismet is not working
It gives me this error
ource 0 (ciscosource): Enabling monitor mode for cisco source interface eth0 channel 6...
FATAL: Unable to open cisco control file '/proc/driver/aironet/eth0/Config' 2:No such file or directory

Could that be beacuse I'm using ndiswrapper for my wireless driver?

thanks to everybody
 
Old 02-11-2005, 05:34 PM   #7
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Re: Cannot make it work

Quote:
Originally posted by al912912
Could that be beacuse I'm using ndiswrapper for my wireless driver?
From the Kismet FAQ:

Q: Will Kismet work with Linuxant or NDISwrapper drivers?
A: No. These wrappers use the Windows drivers, which don't support rfmon.
Until there are native drivers with rfmon support, Kismet won't work
with these cards.
 
  


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