Description

Kismet is the industry standard for examining wireless network traffic, and is used by over 250,000 security professionals, wireless networking enthusiasts, and WarDriving hobbyists. Unlike other wireless networking books that have been published in recent years that geared towards Windows users, Kismet Hacking is geared to those individuals that use the Linux operating system. People who use Linux and want to use wireless tools need to use Kismet. Now with the introduction of Kismet NewCore, they have a book that will answer all their questions about using this great tool. This book continues in the successful vein of books for wireless users such as WarDriving: Drive, Detect Defend.

Key Features

*Wardrive Running Kismet from the BackTrack Live CD *Build and Integrate Drones with your Kismet Server *Map Your Data with GPSMap, KisMap, WiGLE and GpsDrive

Readership

New and experienced information security professionals; advanced computer users who are interesting in using Kismet

Table of Contents

    List of Figures

    List of Tables

    Contributing Authors

    Chapter 1. Introduction to Wireless Networking, Wardriving, and Kismet

        Exploring Past Discoveries That Led to Wireless

            Discovering Electromagnetism

            Exploring Conduction

            Inventing the Radio

            Mounting Radio-Telephones in Cars

            Inventing Computers and Networks

            Inventing Cell Phones

        Exploring Present Applications for Wireless

            Applying Wireless Technology to Vertical Markets

            Applying Wireless Technology to Horizontal Applications

        Introduction to Wardriving

            The Origins of Wardriving

            Definition

            Wardriving Misconceptions

            The Truth about Wardriving

        Introduction to Wardriving with Linux

            Preparing Your System to Wardrive

       

Details

No. of pages:
272
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Syngress
Print ISBN:
9781597491174
Electronic ISBN:
9780080558707

About the authors

Frank Thornton

Frank Thornton runs his own technology consulting firm, Blackthorn Systems, which specializes in information security and wireless networks. His specialties include wireless network architecture, design, and implementation, as well as network troubleshooting and optimization. An interest in amateur radio helped him bridge the gap between computers and wireless networks. Having learned at a young age which end of the soldering iron was hot, he has even been known to repair hardware on occasion. In addition to his computer and wireless interests, Frank was a law enforcement officer for many years. As a detective and forensics expert he has investigated approximately one hundred homicides and thousands of other crime scenes. Combining both professional interests, he was a member of the workgroup that established ANSI Standard "ANSI/NIST-CSL 1-1993 Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint Information."

Affiliations and Expertise

Owner, Blackthorn Systems, New Hampshire, USA

Brad Haines

Brad "RenderMan" Haines, Contributing Author to RFID Security (ISBN: 978-1-59749-047-4, Syngress) and Kismet Hacking (ISBN: 978-1-59749-117-4, Syngress), is chief researcher of Renderlab.net and co-refounder of "The Church of WiFi" wireless think tank. He currently operates his own consulting company in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, providing wireless performance and security assessment services for a variety of clients both large and small. A noted expert in the hacker community in the field of wireless security, he has spoken at many international conferences such as Black Hat and DEFCON and taught several classes on free wireless assessment tools. He has also contributed over time to many wireless security tools such as the Kismet wirelss sniffer and coWPAtty.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief researcher of Renderlab.net