Hacking Tool Preys on Vulnerable Wireless Networks

    Date09 Aug 2007
    Posted ByBrittany Day
    Take the meteoric rise of wireless hotspots, the inability for people to change default passwords or encrypt their traffic, and the need for an easy tool to point and click your way through insecure wireless networks. Put them all together and you have WiCrawl, a tool presented recently at DEFCON which sniffs out wireless access points and automatically probes them for weaknesses. I'm all in favor of these types of "simple tools" - insecure wireless spots are a very common problem in this day and age, and any attempt to help make the process of auditing these hotspots easier for security researchers is a plus in my book.

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