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OK. I need some help. I signed up for a Google AdSense account, and I want to post the ads on WiFiJedi.com I can seem to generate the proper code within AdSense, but it doesn’t seem to “take”, when I paste it into WordPress. It pastes into the text box, but then when I click publish (or save), it seems to “disappear”.
This happens when I paste it into either the “Visual” or “HTML” boxes. It also happens when I try to paste the AdSense code into either a text box along the side column of my main blog page, as well as when I try to enter the code at the bottom of one of my posts.
I should also mention that Word Press is hosting my blog. I simply paid Word Press for the domain name and DNS redirect. It’s *not* hosted by another hosting company such as Blue Host or Hosting Gator. I think that limits my use of plug-ins.
Has anyone else experienced this before? If so, what is the work around?
Perhaps you want to gain an entry level certification in wireless networking & security? Maybe you want a better understanding of the “bits and bytes” of wireless. Or maybe you’d like to read case studies of wireless site surveys, installations, and troubleshooting in different industries.
All of that information (and more) is contained in the CWTS (Certified Wireless Technology Specialist) Official Study Guide by Robert Bartz and published by Sybex.
Here’s the best part — I am giving away a copy for FREE. Shipped right to your door if you are anywhere in the US.
Last week I announced a contest to win this book by submitting the most insightful/valuable wireless blog (or news source). So far, there have been *no* entries, so at this point, I’d say you have a pretty good chance of winning…
However, the contest closes tomorrow, Wednesday, August 11th. Submit your entry by leaving a comment on this blog post (there is a link at the top of the post near the category information and tags). Alternatively, you can leave a comment on the original post, “What’s Your Favorite Wireless Blog or News Source”.
For more information on the Certified Wireless Technology Specialist exam, visit exam site at CWNP.com
I am giving away a FREE copy of “Wireless Hacking Exposed”. All you have to do is submit a comment to the post about the book stating your favorite wireless pen testing tip or trick. Technical or non-technical.
I am going to choose the best comment at the close of business tomorrow (July 1st). There are only two submissions right now, so if you enter with less than 24 hours left, I’d say that you have a decent chance of winning. 🙂
Here are even a few ideas to get you started:
- What’s your favorite wireless card for pen testing? Why?
- What’s the best application / piece of software for wireless pen testing? Why?
- What a common myth about wireless security that you can dispel through pen testing?
- Tell me about your favorite pen testing experience. (Mine is below….)
Personally, my favorite part of wireless pen testing is social engineering. For example, one time I was assigned to do a security assessment for an oil & gas company. I targeted the IT department of the company, figuring the report would hit home if it contained *their* passwords, sensitive data, etc.
The IT department of this company was on the 5th and 6th floors of a multistory building. Part of the social engineering I utilized was implemented when I checked into my hotel for the project. You see, the hotel I checked into was in a building adjacent to my customer / target. When I checked in, I specifically requested a room on the side of the building closest to “ABC Company”, that had a balcony, and was on either the 5th or 6th floor. Do you think the hotel clerk hesitated one second before they fulfilled my request? Of course not.
On top of that, when I checked into my room, I set up 2 different computers, each with multiple wireless cards, spectrum analyzers, and external antenna connected to them. Even to the point where I had a tripod mounted -13.5 dB Yagi antenna with a laser pointer on the balcony pointed at my customer / target company. The maids came in and out of my room, and if anyone ever said anything, it certainly wasn’t filtered back to me.
Could I still have done the pen test without this? Yes. But did having this location make it more convenient to collect packets, circumvent authentication & encryption, redirect/attack wireless clients, etc.? Of course it did.
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I made it to Syn-City. Whoops! That’s the geek in me. You know… the three way handshake… Syn, Syn-Ack, Ack (I guess its not a good joke if you have to explain it).
This week, I will be attending both INTEROP and Forrester’s IT Forum. Due to the lack of sleep this city usually affords me, I will be concentrating my efforts on my Computerworld blog, and plan to have a post everyday, starting this evening and running through Thursday.
It’s going to be a busy week for me. Besides blogging, my employer (Xirrus) is exhibiting at the show as well as providing the WiFi for all exhibitors and attendees. (Translation: I will be pulling booth duty. Stop on by and say hello!)
I also have a number of meetings set up with some real movers and shakers in the wireless industry. Today, I had lunch with Craig Mathias, who is the conference chair of the wireless track at INTEROP. Craig and I had a great discussion. We discussed
- What looks to be the most exciting part of the upcoming wireless track at INTEROP
- If wireless is a capable replacement to Ethernet switching to the desktop
- The general decline in interest in wireless security
I plan on transcribing our Q&A in my Computerworld blog post later this evening. Over the next few days, I will have Q&A with other journalists, analysts, etc. so reach out and let me know in the comments section what I should ask them!
I also have several other “extra-curricular activities” while I am in Vegas. No, it’s not what you’re thinking… One such event that I am particularly excited about it tonight’s “Beer & Bloggers” event down at Palazzo. If you are in Vegas, come on by! The logistical information is below:
Las Vegas Tweetup – 2009
Monday May 18, 2009 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm
inside the Palazzo Hotel/Casino
3325 Las Vegas Blvd.
South Las Vegas, Nevada 89109