WarDriving: Drive, Detect, Defend - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781931836036, 9780080481685

WarDriving: Drive, Detect, Defend

1st Edition

A Guide to Wireless Security

Authors: Chris Hurley
eBook ISBN: 9780080481685
Paperback ISBN: 9781931836036
Imprint: Syngress
Published Date: 26th March 2004
Page Count: 512
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Description

The practice of WarDriving is a unique combination of hobby, sociological research, and security assessment. The act of driving or walking through urban areas with a wireless-equipped laptop to map both protected and un-protected wireless networks has sparked intense debate amongst lawmakers, security professionals, and the telecommunications industry. This first ever book on WarDriving is written from the inside perspective of those who have created the tools that make WarDriving possible and those who gather, analyze, and maintain data on all secured and open wireless access points in very major, metropolitan area worldwide. These insiders also provide the information to secure your wireless network before it is exploited by criminal hackers.

Key Features

  • Provides the essential information needed to protect and secure wireless networks
  • Written from the inside perspective of those who have created the tools for WarDriving and those who gather, maintain and analyse data on wireless networks
  • This is the first book to deal with the hot topic of WarDriving

Readership

Network administrators needing information on how to protect their wireless networks. People interested in conducting their own wardrives or checking for hot spots.

Details

No. of pages:
512
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Syngress 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Syngress
eBook ISBN:
9780080481685
Paperback ISBN:
9781931836036

About the Author

Chris Hurley

Chris Hurley is a Senior Penetration Tester in the Washington, DC area. He has more than 10 years of experience performing penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, and general INFOSEC grunt work. He is the founder of the WorldWide WarDrive, a four-year project to assess the security posture of wireless networks deployed throughout the world. Chris was also the original organizer of the DEF CON WarDriving contest. He is the lead author of WarDriving: Drive, Detect, Defend (Syngress Publishing, ISBN: 19318360305). He has contributed to several other Syngress publications, including Penetration Tester's Open Source Toolkit (ISBN: 1-5974490210), Stealing the Network: How to Own an Identity (ISBN: 1597490067), InfoSec Career Hacking (ISBN: 1597490113), and OS X for Hackers at Heart (ISBN: 1597490407). He has a BS from Angelo State University in Computer Science and a whole bunch of certifications to make himself feel important.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Penetration Tester, Washington, DC, USA

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