Re: [Full-disclosure] Best wireless card for packet capturing?



I think it was more as a statement regarding the maturity of security tools
on each platform. for instance, for wireless, linux has far more tools, and
a wider variety, for that work, than windows, and the tools have fewer
limitations... and that's an opinion from an mcse+i/mcdba/mcse:security.

so more often than not, for research/security work: linux good/windows bad.
not as a statement regarding which platform is better in general, or more
secure, etc. just simply from the vantage point of needed to do security
work.

On 7/2/07, Stack Smasher <stacksmasher@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


You have to understand the laptop and OS are just tools to obtain whatever
information you need. Linux and Window$ are just a way of running
applications to help you achieve your goal. Don't think of Linux as "Good"
and "Windows" as bad as far as security is concerned. Its the mis-configured
system and network in general that make it insecure. Not only that, windows
keeps us security guys employed ; )


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On 7/2/07, Joshua Ogle < jdo24@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Thanks for the input. I'm not just starting out on capturing packets or
>
> anything -- after all, I'm doing research and writing about something
> very
> related -- it's just that in a Windows environment I know very little
> about how to do things. I'm a Linux guy when it comes to this kind of
> activity and I know that it's typically very difficult to do things
> "right" as far as security testing goes in a Windows environment.
> Unfortunately, given the circumstances of the research, I am only able
> to
> use a Windows-based laptop, but I've now found (thanks to a contributer
> to
> the list) a live CD which will help with get into a Linux environment to
> do the work.
>
> Thanks again to you and the others for your input.
>
> -Josh
>
> > This is not the place to ask for a scooby snack or hand holding
> without
> > getting attacked with a flamethrower, try the link below. They are
> very
> > helpful to those just starting out.
> >
> > http://www.binrev.com/forums/
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > "If you see me laughing, you better have backups"
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On 7/2/07, Joshua Ogle <jdo24@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>
> >> Heya,
> >>
> >> For some research I'm doing I need to capture packets using my laptop
> in
> >> a
> >> public space. What is the best wireless card for doing so which will
> >> work
> >> with most of the packet capturing software on Windows, such as
> Ethereal?
> >>
> >> Thanks in advance for the help.
> >>
> >> -Josh
> >>
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