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 »

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 »

Backtrack Downloads Shut Down at Official Site.

  Backtrack downloads have been shutdown at the official download site, it looks as though they want everyone to make the move to Kali Linux. Here is a screen shot.       It has been this way since 02-23-2014. It is sad to see Backtrack going away like this, like saying goodbye to an old friend.  … Read More »