Tag: warwalking

  • iTouch as network sniffer

    In the iTouch warwalking post I was considering trying to gain access to closed networks for innocent purposes such as checking mail, rather than stealing secret passwords from people allowing you free access to their wireless network, but still, I should have thought of the following possibility Here’s a walk-through : type the following command […]

  • iTouch warwalking

    Four years ago I had a brief fling with wardriving. It went only as far as getting Ethereal to crack the security of our house-network. I simply couldn’t picture myself walking around the neighborhood with my laptop under my arm… However, jogging around with an iPod will attract far less attention. Starting an iTouch in…

  • the iTunes hack

    If you are interested in getting thousands of mp3-files on your computer using only 128 Kb of ROM, read on! Yesterday I made my hands dirty and with Jan’s help upgraded two 6 Gb colored iMacs (a blue and a pink one) to potential servers for our home-network having a 80 Gb resp. a 120…

  • WarChalking

    What then is all this WarWalking, WarDriving, WarChalking and so on? In particular, why the aggressive War-word in them ? From what I learned, the historical origin of these terms comes from the 1983 movie “War Games” in which a kid sets up his modem to dial numbers until it finds a computer to hack…

  • WarWalking (3)

    This time we turn to Ethereal, ‘sniffing the glue that holds the Internet together’. Here is the description they give : “Ethereal is a free network protocol analyzer for Unix and Windows. It allows you to examine data from a live network or from a capture file on disk. You can interactively browse the capture…

  • WarWalking (2)

    MacStumbler and iStumbler are active scanners sending out probe messages to the basestations and can therefore be detected easily. Moreover, they are not able to detect closed networks. So let us move up one step in the secrecy scale and get some passive network scanners running. The first one is KisMAC which instructs the Airport…

  • WarWalking (1)

    What exactly is a \’WarDriver\’? WarDriver: One who locates and logs wireless access points while in motion ;[benign]. WarDriving was invented by Peter Shipley and now commonly practiced by hobbyists, hackers and security analysts worldwide. More information about this trend can be found at wardriving.com. Even if you are not into this sport, the following…