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Re: Wifi Security

  • From: Niels Bakker
  • Date: Mon Nov 21 13:13:19 2005

* [email protected] (Joel Jaeggli) [Mon 21 Nov 2005, 18:52 CET]:
On Mon, 21 Nov 2005, Stephen J. Wilcox wrote:
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
you don't have to steal arp on a wireless network, you just sniff the frames as they go by.
As others pointed out (to me as well), for a _man in the middle_ attack (e.g. impersonating it is necessary to play ARP games or otherwise insert yourself in the flow of traffic.

-- Niels.