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Kismet Hacking by Frank Thornton
Book DescriptionKismet is the industry standard for examining wireless network traffic, and is used by over 250,000 security professionals, wireless networking enthusiasts, and WarDriving hobbyists. Unlike other wireless networking books that have been published in recent years that geared towards Windows users, "Kismet Hacking" is geared to those individuals that use the Linux operating system. People who use Linux and want to use wireless tools need to use Kismet. Now with the introduction of Kismet NewCore, they have a book that will answer all their questions about using this great tool. This book continues in the successful vein of books for wireless users such as WarDriving: Drive, Detect Defend; Wardrive Running Kismet from the BackTrack Live CD; Build and Integrate Drones with your Kismet Server; and, Map Your Data with GPSMap, KisMap, WiGLE and GpsDrive.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781597491174
(235mm x 191mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Syngress Media,U.S.
Publisher: Syngress Media,U.S.
Publish Date: 18-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Frank Thornton
How to Cheat at Deploying and Securing RFID, Paperback (December 2007)
RFID is a method of remotely storing and receiving data using devices called RFID tags. RFID tags are used to identify and track everything from Exxon EZ pass to dogs to beer kegs to library books. For security professionals needing to get up and running fast with the topic of RFID, this book presents a "How to Cheat" approach to the topic.
WarDriving and Wireless Penetration Testing, Paperback (November 2006)
Focuses on the methods used by professionals to perform WarDriving and wireless pentration testing. This work is suitable for those individuals that are tasked with performing penetration testing on wireless networks.
RFID Security, Paperback (November 2005)» View all books by Frank Thornton
RFID is a method of remotely storing and receiving data using devices called RFID tags. RFID tags can be small adhesive stickers containing antennas that receive and respond to transmissions from RFID transmitters. This title discusses the motives for someone wanting to hack an RFID system and shows how to protect systems.
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Author Biography - Frank Thornton
Frank Thornton runs his own technology consulting firm, Blackthorn Systems, which specializes in information security and wireless networks. His specialties include wireless network architecture, design, and implementation, as well as network troubleshooting and optimization. An interest in amateur radio helped him bridge the gap between computers and wireless networks. Having learned at a young age which end of the soldering iron was hot, he has even been known to repair hardware on occasion. In addition to his computer and wireless interests, Frank was a law enforcement officer for many years. As a detective and forensics expert he has investigated approximately one hundred homicides and thousands of other crime scenes. Combining both professional interests, he was a member of the workgroup that established ANSI Standard "ANSI/NIST-CSL 1-1993 Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint Information." Brad "RenderMan" Haines, Contributing Author to RFID Security (ISBN: 978-1-59749-047-4, Syngress) and Kismet Hacking (ISBN: 978-1-59749-117-4, Syngress), is chief researcher of Renderlab.net and co-refounder of "The Church of WiFi" wireless think tank. He currently operates his own consulting company in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, providing wireless performance and security assessment services for a variety of clients both large and small. A noted expert in the hacker community in the field of wireless security, he has spoken at many international conferences such as Black Hat and DEFCON and taught several classes on free wireless assessment tools. He has also contributed over time to many wireless security tools such as the Kismet wirelss sniffer and coWPAtty.
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