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Wi-Fi Mini Honeypot

Apr 08, 2013, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Do you have an old, unused wireless router collecting dust? Have some fun and make a Wi-Fi honeypot with it!

Recently, I've been playing with some new wireless gear. It's nothing special: 200mW Atheros-based transceiver and 18dBi yagi antenna. I'm living in an apartment in a city of about 640,000 people. I've pointed the antenna to a window and passively received about 30 wireless ESSIDs, three of which were unsecured (open) and six secured with WEP (easily crackable). I haven't connected to any of them, of course, but that gave me some ideas.

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