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  • New Wardriving Book! Drive, Detect, Defend

    Just noticed some discussion about this on the netstumbler forums and there's certainly no need to keep this forum in the dark ;)



    Put out by a respected publisher in the industry, written by some well respected names in the wifi community.

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    The term WarDriving originates from WarDialing, a term introduced to the public by Matthew Broderick's character, David Lightman, in the 1983 movie "WarGames." WarDialing is the practice of using a modem attached to a computer to dial an entire exchange of telephone numbers to locate any computers with modems attached to them. WarDriving employs the same concept, although it is updated to a more current technology; wireless networks. A WarDriver drives around a geographical location to determine all of the wireless access points in that area. Once these access points are discovered, a WarDriver uses a software program or Web site to map the results of his efforts. Based on these results, a statistical analysis is performed. This statistical analysis can be of one drive, one area, or a general overview of all wireless networks. WarDriving became more well known when the process was automated by Peter Shipley, a computer security consultant in Berkeley, California. During the fall of 2000, Shipley conducted an 18-month survey of wireless networks in Berkeley, California and reported his results at the annual DefCon hacker conference in July of 2001. This presentation, designed to raise awareness of the insecurity of wireless networks that were deployed at that time, laid the groundwork for the true WarDriver.
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    O'Reilly Listing:
    http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1931836035/index.html

    Amazon Listing:
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846
    if it gets me nowhere, I'll go there proud; and I'm gonna go there free.

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    hrm, some interesting authors there, oh wait, I know them all ;)

    I will be brining this book to defcon to get it signed by the authors.
    Last edited by ck3k; January 28, 2004, 19:53.
    ~:CK:~
    I would like to meet a 1 to keep my 0 company.

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    • #3
      I personally want Chris' middle finger imprinted on the cover of my book...
      if it gets me nowhere, I'll go there proud; and I'm gonna go there free.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by converge
        I personally want Chris' middle finger imprinted on the cover of my book...
        Are you saying that Chris' middle finger is not THE picture on the cover of the book?

        That's not a middle finger, it's a wi-fi antenna.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by astcell
          Are you saying that Chris' middle finger is not THE picture on the cover of the book?

          That's not a middle finger, it's a wi-fi antenna.
          Unfortunately, the first two covers were rejected:

          1. My middle finger on the cover. The original title suggestion was "If You Don't Buy This Book, Then Fuck You Asshole: A Guide to Wireless Security"

          2. Neural on the cover. "WarToeJam: A Guide To Making Sure There Are No Cameras Around When You Suck Skank Toe, and Wireless Security"

          Syngress decided that they didn't really capture the essence of what they were looking for....go figure.
          perl -e 'print pack(c5, (41*2), sqrt(7056), (unpack(c,H)-2), oct(115), 10)'

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          • #6
            I would have liked to have seen the title, "Buy this book or I'll hack your dog."

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Chris
              1. My middle finger on the cover. The original title suggestion was "If You Don't Buy This Book, Then Fuck You Asshole: A Guide to Wireless Security"

              That could be the start of a new "Dummies" series, its catchy!
              Vegas...It's like Falluja but without a last call!

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              • #8
                again congrats guys that is kick ass!

                did yo u guys by chacne cover airjack or any tools like it?
                "O praeclarum custodem ovium lupum!"

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                • #9
                  I wonder if Defcon, WiGLe or any of us are mentioned in the book! Guess I gotta buy one to find out. :D

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ck3k
                    hrm, some interesting authors there, oh wait, I know them all ;)

                    I will be brining this book to defcon to get it signed by the authors.
                    With any luck... ;)
                    Thorn
                    "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." - Catherine Aird

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                    • #11
                      congrats on the book!
                      If there is a Church of WiFi, then this is it's !

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                      • #12
                        Pick up your copy of Drive, Detect, Defend tomorrow.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by highwizard
                          Pick up your copy of Drive, Detect, Defend tomorrow.
                          Congrads to Chris on this book! Its on my to buy list!
                          Define Trouble:
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                          100 users standing up from their cubes asking their neighbors, "Is the internet working for you?"...

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                          • #14
                            How many of the authors will be at Defcon for a book signing?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by astcell
                              How many of the authors will be at Defcon for a book signing?

                              At least 3. Mother is going to try.
                              perl -e 'print pack(c5, (41*2), sqrt(7056), (unpack(c,H)-2), oct(115), 10)'

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