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Configuring Strong Wi-fi (802.1x) Authentication in Linux  24 November 2009 
Source: Linux Planet - Posted by Alex   
In this tutorial series, we'll first see how 802.1X authentication fits into the big picture of wireless LAN security. Then we'll configure the authentication settings in Ubuntu. Lastly, we'll review the manual configuration of 802.1X supplicants. Lets get started!
 
How To Increase Security By Securing Your D-Link Wireless Router  10 November 2009 
Source: makeuseof - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Security is probably the most important aspect of any computing experience and probably one of the most neglected. With security measures, like many things, one can go as deep as they want to go but a little effort to employ the basics can go a long way. While it is said that locks are only for honest people, you wouldnít go to bed without locking your door. Letís lock your door by securing your D-Link Wireless Router.
 
How to Crack / Hack your Neighbour Wireless Router using Ubuntu 9.10  10 November 2009 
Source: PMA Box - Posted by Anthony Pell   
This is a short article on configuring an Ubuntu system for sniffing a remote wireless network. First we need to install the necessary Ubuntu packages. This can be done with the Synaptic Package Manager (search for aircrack-ng and kismet) or using the Terminal.

$sudo apt-get install aircrack-ng
$sudo apt-get install kismet

 
Stumbling and Sniffing Wireless Networks in Linux, Part 2  26 October 2009 
Source: Linux Planet - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Last week, we started a tutorial series on stumbling and sniffing networks in Linux. First we reviewed some general stumbling and sniffing information. Then we looked at a NetStumbler look-a-like, SWScanner. Now we'll continue stumbling with KwiFiManager; which can also serve as your wireless connection manger. Then we'll start sniffing with tcpdump, a command-line utility.
 
Cracking WEP with Ubuntu dapper 6.06  30 September 2009 
Source: Ubuntu - Posted by Anthony Pell   
This entry should enable anyone to get Linux up and running and crack a WEP key. It took me about 2 days and myriad tutorials to finally get this to work, and now that I have I feel that I should share it with everyone. I am by no means a Linux expert, but this works regardless. All you need is a old laptop with a wireless card and a copy of Ubuntu Linux, currently one of the most popular and easily installed distributions of linux. If you havenít already bought a wireless card, you should select one from this list to save yourself some trouble.
 
Open-source firmware vuln exposes wireless routers  01 September 2009 
Source: The Register - Posted by Anthony Pell   
A hacker has discovered a critical vulnerability in open-source firmware available for wireless routers made by Linksys and other manufacturers that allows attackers to remotely penetrate the device and take full control of it.
 
One-minute WiFi crack puts further pressure on WPA  01 September 2009 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Researchers have come a step closer to breaking open a common WiFi encryption scheme. An attacker can now read and falsify short packets in the common TKIP version of WiFi Protected Access (WPA) encryption in about one minuteóa huge speed increase from the previously-required 12-15 minutes.
 
Researchers crack WPA Wi-Fi encryption in 60 seconds  27 August 2009 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Computer scientists in Japan have developed a way to break the WPA encryption system used in wireless routers in just one minute.
 
Cracking GSM phone crypto via distributed computing  26 August 2009 
Source: CNET - Posted by Anthony Pell   
If you are using a GSM phone (AT&T or T-Mobile in the U.S.), you likely have a few more months before it will be easy for practically anyone to spy on your communications. Security researcher Karsten Nohl is launching an open-source, distributed computing project designed to crack the encryption used on GSM phones and compile it into a code book that can be used to decode conversations and any data that gets sent to and from the phone.
 
Defcon: New Hack Hijacks Application Updates Via WiFi  02 August 2009 
Source: Dark Reading - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Researchers here tomorrow will demonstrate a way to hijack the application update process via WiFi and replace the updates with malware. Itzik Kotler, security operation center team leader for Radware and Tomer Bitton, security researcher for Radware, say that the hack can be used against most of today's client application updates.
 
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