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.
*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
New and experienced information security professionals; advanced computer users who are interesting in using Kismet
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Chapter 1. Introduction to Wireless Networking, Wardriving, and Kismet
Exploring Past Discoveries That Led to Wireless
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
The Truth about Wardriving
Introduction to Wardriving with Linux
Preparing Your System to Wardrive
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- © Syngress 2008
- 24th June 2008
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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."
Owner, Blackthorn Systems, New Hampshire, USA
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.
Chief researcher of Renderlab.net