When was the last time you just went for a drive?

Slightly off topic, but I can still link to it tenuously… new advert for the VW Golf, dark, broody night time setting, guy drives through the streets alone in his Golf, nobody else around… hell, that could be me! You just don’t get to see the laptop on the passenger side seat!

Just for a drive? He’s defo stumblin’ for wireless and loggin’ SSIDs!
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Realtime updates in Google Earth

There’s a neat bit of software that you can use in conjunction with your GPS unit and Google Earth to show your position in realtime while Stumblin’.

Using gps2geX, the software generates an “on the fly” KML file which is loaded in Google Earth. The co-ordinates for gps2geX are updated from the gpsdX daemon, which is also being used by KisMac, so no one app is taking sole control of the GPS unit.

The results are pretty cool. You can see your exact position on Google Earth, updated as per your settings in gps2geX, Google Earth even tilts and pans the camera around based on what direction and speed you’re moving in.

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Gone in (just over) 60 seconds

An article on The Register proclaiming WEP is dead. A group of 3 German students have refined the methods and developed a faster method for cracking using ARP packet injections…

“So to make it a little bit easier for the reader we can say that 60 seconds are enough to collect 40,000 packets and crack the key with a 50 per cent success rate.”

Basically, this kicks down the already shoddy house that is WEP encryption, and really, if you have no need to hook up your PSP and Nintendo DS,you should be using WPA authentication on your networks at least.

The obvious question, (when packet reinjection is done) when can we see this in KisMAC?