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Old 08-10-2012, 05:41 PM   #1
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using Linux, how to scan other wireless network


Using Linux, what kind of program I can use to scan other people network and how do I break in?

I am only doing this to learn and improve my skills so I can add to my resume. I am not trying to cause any kind of trouble to any one.

I was watching this show "person of interest", they hack into wireless network like nothing. I know it's T.V show but just wondering if it's that easy to hack into another network.

Second what kind of encryption should I create my home network?

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Originally Posted by sam_nyc View Post
how do I break in
There's a gazillion fora on the Internet (search the Internet for "cracking wifi" or "penetration testing") but you just picked the one where the house rules forbid asking questions like that. See the LQ Rules, rule 14.
Old 08-10-2012, 11:26 PM   #3
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Actually learn about computers. That's how all the best "Hackerz" do it.
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Breaking into other networks is illegal in many places.

I love that show too but it is not as easy as they show for most of it. Almost all networks are subject to attack by some means. I had a brother in-law that has some patents on cell phones. There is some way to get into most of them that are not generally known. In most cases you have to have more access than walking next to someone. It would take the carrier's one system.

They do hack into home computers and oddly enough it is that easy in some cases. I have been at hotels and places like that where a standard linux computer and some small bit of knowledge of windows allows you to even write to most of the systems.

You protect your network by using what is called best practices. If you watched a few of the shows the geeky guy couldn't break into some networks easily. The best practices are series of things that help protect data. Things like complex and long passwords and changing them often are keys to wireless security. Using the best security on the device is also a good choice. Some devices might have a setting like try the best but use less if available. That simple choice might open up your device to a honey pot sort of attack.

Scams work on many angles. Greed is one of the best ways to get to a victim. So when you think a deal is too good or seems too right, watch out!

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