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Re: Wifi Security

  • From: Niels Bakker
  • Date: Mon Nov 21 10:37:48 2005

* [email protected] (Stephen J. Wilcox) [Mon 21 Nov 2005, 16:07 CET]:
On Mon, 21 Nov 2005, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
Why would you even need to set up an AP? Why not just sit and sniff traffic? Gets you the _exact_ same information.
man in the middle is easier if you are the gateway, no need to steal arp
It's *wireless*! You can just sit and sniff traffic, no need to play ARP games to redirect traffic to you.

heres some fun, next time you're at nanog or your favourite geek conference, just run 'tcpdump -w - -s1500 -nn|strings|grep -i password' and be prepared to hit scroll lock ;)
I've visited conferences where the wireless LAN was deemed "secure" by the organisation because they had outlawed sniffers.

-- Niels.