Category Archives: Wireless Security

Using Wireshark and Kali Linux

Whenever you login into a website that requires a username and password, your information is sent to the site to verify your credentials.   This is nothing new and happens constantly whether its Facebook or Gmail.   Ever wonder how hackers capture these passwords?   It is done by using tools such as Wireshark which is built into… Read More »

Word List / Dictionaries built into Kali

The word list that are built into Kali are located in the /usr/share/wordlists directory. They are compressed with Gzip.   A popular wordlist in Kali is called “rockyou” here is how to extract it for use.   Open a terminal window.   Change to the directory rockyou is located in.   cd /usr/share/wordlists   Use the” ls” command… Read More »

Top Wardriving USB adapters

A good Wardriving USB adapter must be capable of a few things, including packet injections, Deauth command, or basicaly working with the aircrack-ng suite.   There are other WiFi cracking tools such as Kismet but Aircrack is the most widely used and if an adapter works with Aircrack than it will more than likely work with other wireless… Read More »

Cracking a WPA Capture with the GPU using HashCat

  After a WPA/WPA 2 Handshake Capture has been saved to a drive cracking it with current computers can be challenging. To speed this process up the GPU in some video cards can be utilized. This can speed things up drastically when doing a brute force crack on a WPA data capture. You will need to know the… Read More »

Wireless 5.8GHz Security Cameras Get Better Reception

The traditional wireless 2.4 GHz frequency has become very overcrowded from remote control helicopters to Wi-Fi tablet users.   To combat this overcrowding the 5 GHZ range has been introduced. The 5.8 GHz range has not been overused as the 2.4 GHz has. Because of this there is less interference from other devices allowing for better connections.  … Read More »

Kali Linux Nano USB adapters

Long-range USB adapters are great when penetration testing with Kali Linux but what if you want to stay low-profile.   Most USB adapters that work with Kali Linux such as the popular Alfa adapters have large antennas that stick out and are very noticeable.   To stay low-profile small nano USB adapter/dongle’s need to be used with Kali.… Read More »

Alfa AWUS036NHR and Kali Linux AWUS036H Replacement

  The Alfa AWUS036H was a great wifi USB adapter back in the day especially with Backtrack / kali Linux and penetration testing, but its age caught up with it as the 8187 chipset the AWUS036H used is only a wireless G chipset.   Most devices now use wireless N leaving the legacy 802.11g standard to the history… Read More »

Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Review

  Today were doing a review of the brand-new Skullcandy Hesh 2 wireless headphones (video review below). It’s the first set of wireless headphones Skullcandy has ever released.   They are Bluetooth and so they will work with any device that has Bluetooth.   It comes with accessories such as cable if you want to use a wired… Read More »