Category Archives: Wireless Security

A short history of Wi-Fi and its vulnerabilities

In 1985 the Federal Communication Commission released three bands of the radio spectrum: 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz, and 5 GHz. After these frequencies were opened to operate as license free wireless bands all kinds of consumer electronics began to use them, from walkie-talkies to baby monitors.   Shortly after this in the 1990s the IEEE (Institute of Electrical… Read More »

What is a Dual Band Router

A dual band router is a router that can transmit and receive data at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies.   2.4 GHz has been the standard until recently. The reasoning behind dual band is that the 2.4 GHz band has become too filled with traffic causing packet collisions and packet loses slowing down data transfer.   When… Read More »

Top Kali Linux Compatible Wireless USB Adapters 2014

Kali Linux is possibly the greatest software ever for wireless penetration testing but most built-in internal wireless chipsets do not support wireless pen testing with Kali.   While Kali Linux is more then great, only certain compatible wireless USB adapters / Dongles with the correct chipset can be used when wirelessly hacking. There is some debate on which… Read More »