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Old 11-29-2004, 05:22 PM   #1
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Angry geographically locate wifi hackers?


recently a hacker is trying to break into my wireless network. He sniffs for flaws and could pass the wep-key. I could block him as I saw his MAC-address asking for access on the network.

I'm pretty sure he'll be tryin again to hack networks in the area and I'm sick of it. Is there a way I can find out where he is located? I know it's possible with radio signals so it should be possible with wireless cards to right?

I atleast wanna tell him to stop but since I can't track him down I can't do anything.


Old 11-29-2004, 05:57 PM   #2
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suppose you have continuous signal from that MAC

suppose you have some knowledge of the signal - what is it's maximum optimal strength, upon determining real strength you could determine aproximate radius/distance of the transmitter...

suppose you have highly directional antenna (e.g. cantena would work i think) you can determine direction from where signal is coming...

suppose you can go out and sniff signal's strenth and/or direction with some trial and error and use of devices already available (e.g. pocket pc with wireless card would work)...

another way to find out who is it... is to let the dude into your _open_ network and monitor his activity, if he hooks up you will have information on his wireless signal, plus you can intercept all of his traffic and therefore get a very good knowledge of who he is and many other nice things ...

possibilities are countless. all of the above is illegal in the US, afaik. actually, accessing someone else's machine is illegal, not use of open networks you find in the neighbourhood (provided you just leech off of them but do not probe them)... i think leeching is legal as long as you don't tamper with router, network, etc. (e.g. catching it with autoscanning for your home network...?)


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