FREE Copy of “Wireless Hacking Exposed”
My friend and colleague, Joshua Wright weighed in with his tremendous expertise with the following post:
Johnny Cache, Vinnie Liu and I are just putting the finishing touches on
Hacking Exposed Wireless, 2nd Edition. It’s available for pre-order on
Amazon, and should be shipping in the middle of July (http://amzn.to/d4D2SU). In this fully-revised book we present step-by-step help for implementing multiple attacks against 802.11, Bluetooth, ZigBee and DECT, with countermeasures for each attack.
Pertinent to this discussion is Johnny’s chapter “Bridging the Airgap on
OS X” where he illustrated an example of compromising a remote OS X box
and leveraging it to attack local wireless networks. In this discussion
he talks about the OS X “airport” utility.
The airport utility is located at
In 10.6 systems, you can use this tool to initiate a monitor-mode
packet capture saving to a libpcap file, as well as active scanning and
other interesting functions. During a packet capture with the airport
utility, the Airport icon on the task bar will turn into what we decided
is the “Eye of Sauron”.
While Windows Vista and 7 have native monitor-mode support in drivers,
there are no native tools, forcing us to rely on the NetMon package.
Fortunately with OS X, we have the native airport utility.
Some of Johnny’s scripts and tools from this chapter have been put
online at www.hackingexposedwireless.com. I’ll continue to post
materials there this week, as well as the free online chapters providing
in-depth analysis of 802.11, Bluetooth (including attacks against
Simple, Secure Pairing) and RF fundamentals.
I can tell you from taking Josh’s Wireless Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, and Defenses course through the SANS Institute, that he *definitely* knows his stuff, and therefore, this book is a must read.
I think this book is such a must read, that I am giving away a copy for FREE. Leave a comment with your best Wi-Fi Pentesting Tip. I’ll choose the best one a week from today (July 1st) and I’ll pre-order this book on your behalf.