Re: Wifi Security

Yes, you have to set the option to boot from the live
CD in the CMOS setup program. Are you familiar
with Linux? IIRC Backtrack is a Linux based pen-
test disk.

"Sinbad The Sailor" <roliasehtdabnis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Good Afternoon All,

Following your advice I got myself a copy of the Backtrack 3 boot CD to
on my laptop, to try and break the security I made. However the laptop
doesn't attempt to boot off the CD so does this mean I have to mess with
BIOS settings on my laptop to check for a CD before booting off the HDD?

I'm hoping when I can sort this problem, I can keep the settings and
everything so when I work on other people's wifi I can do it all quickly

Thanks all.


On 13/01/2009 19:42, in article
2F7EA7C6-CB5A-447C-953F-34F2DDAC31AE@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, "E. Cox"
<ECox@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Well, if you want to try to break the security just as an exercise, have
There are a lot of tools but you may not have much luck getting them for
Windows platform.

You had mentioned "totally secure"... it is not going to happen! If your
neighbour has something of value to somebody else, and if that somebody
has enough desire, that wifi security will be broken or bypassed
Internal devices like firewalls and such will add addtional securty
Then add in good practices and secure those endpoints! Most of the
to a person's network happens right from that person's own computer by
own hand. One good trojan and that machine is owned... wifi security had
nothing to do with it!

If she is just a regular person with a home-based internet connection,
security you setup should be plenty. Just monitor the wifi logs to see
other machines try to connect. Turn on MAC authentication for one more
of protection. Change the WPA2 key on a regular basis, update the
as needed, and lock down all systems that are used.... unless there is a
threat nearby with a motive against her, what you've done so far should
plenty to keep her secure. Now, turn your attention to her workstations
secure them.

"Sinbad The Sailor" wrote:


Thank you for the reply, and thanks to all others who replied, there is
indescribable wealth of knowledge here.

My query was for some sort of instruction to help me use the listed
for penetration testing.

Following your advice, I have changed the security to WPA2 with a 128bit

Now to the penetration testing! Which is the most effective program to
capture Ivs and see if I can reveal the passkey?

Thanks all.


On 12/01/2009 13:47, in article e7TdhxLdJHA.2400@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,
"Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Wifi SecuritySinbad The Sailor wrote:
Over the weekend, I have been helping my neighbour
with her wireless internet. It has been set up OK, and
has WEP protection, but I want to be sure that it is
totally secure.

To make sure, I took it upon myself to collect a few tools
and attempt to break into her wireless internet connection.
The tools in question were popular ones such as AirCrack,
AirSnort, Easy Wifi Radar, etc.

I want to use them on my laptop, which is an Acer Extensa
5220 with an Broadcom 802.11g Wireless Adaptor and
using Windows Vista Home Basic SP1.

I cannot configure the wireless adaptor to work with the
above programs! I attempted to start AeroDump
(to collect Ivs) but couldn't find my adaptor to work with it!
I was attempting to do it via the GUI, not the binaries which
are available.

I thank you all in advance for any advice given.

Not sure what your query is...

In any case - "WEP" and "secure" are not two words I would use
You should change her wireless to WPA2 with a decent length key. If
part of her network cannot do WPA2 but you actually want her network to
secure - upgrade that part of the network so it can do WPA2. (Without
hesitation I suggest it above WEP. I suggest it above WPA as well.)

As far as running network testing tools - I don't really consider Vista
as a
platform for such things. ;-)