Wi-Fi Mini Honeypot

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.