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Kismet Hacking - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781597491174, 9780080558707

Kismet Hacking

1st Edition

Authors: Frank Thornton Michael Schearer Brad Haines
Paperback ISBN: 9781597491174
eBook ISBN: 9780080558707
Imprint: Syngress
Published Date: 24th June 2008
Page Count: 272
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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

Preparing the Kernel

Installing the Proper Tools

Configuring Your System to Wardrive

Wardriving with Linux and Kismet

Starting Kismet

Using the Kismet Interface

Summary

Chapter 2. Basic Installation

Introduction

Kismet Prerequisites

Chapter 3. Operating Kismet

Introduction

The Kismet User Interface

Additional RF Equipment: Antennas and Cables

Pigtails

Using a GPS Receiver with Kismet

Typical GPS Problems

Putting It All together: The Complete Kismet Setup

Summary

Chapter 4. Kismet Menus

Introduction

Main Display

Network List Panel

Information Panel

Status Panel

Pop-up Windows

Network Details

Client List

Client Details

Packet rate

Packet Types

Statistics

Wireless Card Power

Network Location

Customizing the Panels Interface

Customizing the Network List Window

Customizing the Client List Window

Customizing Colors

Third Party Front-ends

gkismet

KisWin

dumb kismet client

Further information

Summary

Solutions Fast Track

Main Display

Popup Windows

Customizing the Panels Interface

Third-Party Front-ends

Chapter 5. Configuring the Kismet Server

Introduction

The Kismet Config File

Kismet Parameters

Kismet.conf

Notes from the Underground

Kismet Server Command Line

Summary

Chapter 6. Kismet Client Configuration File

Introduction

The Kismet Client Config File

Kismet Parameters

Command-Line Switches

Summary

Chapter 7. Server.conf File Advanced Configuration

Introduction

Asus eeePC Installation

Installation and Updating

Install Development Tools

Kismet on Windows

Wardriving in a Box

Monitor Installation

Summary

Chapter 8. Kismet Drones

Introduction

Drone Installation

Linksys WRT54G

Whiterussian

Server Configuration

Kamikaze

Server Configuration

Cross Compiling with OpenWRT-Buildroot

Buildroot Installation

PC Drone Setup

Kismet Drone Configuration File

Summary

Chapter 9. Kismet and Mapping

Introduction

GPSMap/KisMap

Patching GPSMap

KisMap

WiGLE

WiGLE Google Map

IGiGLE

GpsDrive

Installation

MySQL

Kismet + GpsDrive + MySQL

Alternatives

Summary

Solutions Fast Track

GPSMap / KisMap

WiGLE

WiGLE Google Map

IGiGLE

GpsDrive

Alternatives

Chapter 10. Wardriving with Kismet and BackTrack

Introduction

Obtaining BackTrack

Downloading BackTrack

Burning BackTrack to CD

Configuring Kismet

Booting into BackTrack

Wireless Card Configuration

Log File Configuration

Other Configuration Issues

Wardriving with Kismet

Wardriving

Managing Your Results

WiGLE

Obtaining BackTrack

Configuring Kismet

Wardriving with Kismet

Details

No. of pages:
272
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Syngress 2008
Published:
24th June 2008
Imprint:
Syngress
Paperback ISBN:
9781597491174
eBook 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

Michael Schearer

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

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