Asus EEE – FTW!

Installing eeeBuntu

Took me long enough, but I’ve bought an Asus EEE 4G.

What an amazing little machine. Great size, light weight, surprisingly good build quality. Ram and an SD card are on the way to max it out, and with the help of Nathan at work, we installed eeeBuntu instead of the default Xandros Playskool OS.

The compiler of eeeBuntu has done a sweet job, making the OS very Mac-like, which is great for me as I’m used to the icons, so learning a new OS isn’t as alien.

Next step, get the GlobalSat BU-353 USB GPS running with some linux logging apps.


I know I’m late in mentioning this, but I’ve been very busy in both professional and personal life, so things like spewing bile on a blog have to wait.

Anyway, Kismac has been moved away from it’s German roots, due to draconian and rather pathetic laws that have been passed there, from the Kismac team;

“As you may well be aware, we have moved this part of the site offshore to Switzerland. The German politicians have shown their lack of understanding of security matters by deciding to ban anything that can be used to breach security.”

The new site is located at so drop by there, and if you can program, get involved!

New hardware…

I got a Linksys WUSB54G v4 off Ebay last week, with the intention of modding it for an external antenna, but took it for a drive earlier today.I was picking up a lot more SSIDs during a drive around town, routes I’ve travelled before and I’m pretty sure I was picking up SSIDs from both sides of the street, as opposed to the houses on the side I’m driving. It’s done my stats the world of good ;)

Looks like the WUSB54G is a good, receptive bit of kit. Can’t wait for the modding!
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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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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?