Wardriving with an EEE

wEEEdriving? Anyway, with Mac OS X on the Asus, Kismac was next. While I waited for the Dell mini pci-e card to arrive, I dug out the old D-Link DWL-G122 USB stick and the GlobalSat USB GPS and hooked it all up.

After remembering where all the relevant drivers were, Kismac worked fine, found my two SSIDs at home, and the GPS was getting a signal and put me roughly in the right place. I say roughly as the dot to show where you are covers about 70% of the UK on the default map!

The Asus is so light weight, and OS X gets roughly 2.5 hrs on the battery (this will drop with it powering USB devices, but certainly long enough to go for a cycle or walk with the EEE in a backpack. Gets a bit warm, but nothing too alarming. We’ll see how it fares on holiday in Spain!

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?