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hacking wireless network

By skumilonde ·
Hie guys,

I have a friend.. he has Wireless Radio, its written like halostation x concept middle east.

he is able to pick signals from a tower of our local mobile wireless internet and he is able to logging to any sniffed wireless network

and able to browse the internet.. He is also able to view password for the encrypted network

I want wanted you guys to help me i to configure this kind of Radio and what type of software he uses, and if thet is any other product like this on the market.

And what kind of software is he using to get the encrypted password for the wireless network


Rgsd,

Stu

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A couple of things

by robo_dev In reply to hacking wireless network

first of all, the general mission of TR is for IT professionals to help other IT professionals.

Somehow, and I could be wrong, but helping you to hack into a broadband wireless carrier or someones private WLAN may not be exactly consistent with that mission.

You are confused as to what your friend is doing.

If he is stealing service from 'a tower', that would be a broadband wireless carrier, such as AT&T or Verizon. Not sure where you are, but there are two issues with this:

First of all, it's quite illegal. Not just local laws, we're talking serious Federal offense, ten years in Federal Prison. 18 U.S.C. 1362 and a whole bunch of other laws, including homeland security, etc.

In fact, tell us more about your 'friend' as the Feds can provide juicy rewards for turning in folks like this.

And if you think the RIAA or MPAA is heavy handed going after pirated music or movies, then you've not seen how a carrier will go after a service thief. The carriers also have assistance from the FCC, which tends to know a thing or two about radio.

Second, it's not technically possible.

While there are some known security issues with GSM networks, there are no known exploits that any script kiddie could use, period. There are 'things demonstrated by security researchers' that are valid, but these are light-years away from real-world exploits.

Even discussing wiretapping tools can be illegal in the U.S, software programs used for this purpose are as illegal, as is the hardware required to perform such hacking in the hands of a private individual. The bottom line is that a five or ten year timeout in a Federal Prison is more inconvenient than ponying up $20 a month for a wireless data plan.

With respect to WLAN hacking, there are no products you buy to do this.

You just need the open source programs to do that. However, keep in mind that this activity is also quite illegal in most jurisdictions, and one's ability to successfully hack into a private network will vary greatly depending on if encryption is disabled (very easy) to a more secure system like a Cisco 1200 AP using WPA2 with Cisco IDS and/or NAC. (difficult)

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Say hi to Bubba

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to hacking wireless network

for us when you get caught....

No, none of us fancy a threesome, in fact foursome when you give up your mate in a failed plea bargain.

Oh and work on your tan now, that way you'll come out pallid....

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It would appear that the OP is from Malawi

by robo_dev In reply to hacking wireless network

Which means some good news and bad news with respect to theft-of-service.

The good news is that there probably is nobody investigating and prosecuting theft of service and so forth.

The bad news, is that there, if you get caught, well.....the living conditions in Malawi are among the worst on earth, and words cannot express the prison conditions there...we're talking 160 prisoners in a 15 x 15 cell.

Of course, the rule of law is not all that clearly defined, so getting shot or losing a certain percentage of your body parts could be a potential risk.

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by Tony Hopkinson In reply to It would appear that the ...

And you only get done by Bubba once because he'll kill you so no rumours of him being gay are spread...

So not as horrible as it could be...

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Thankfully the risk of violent death

by robo_dev In reply to hacking wireless network

is typically fairly low in the world of IT.

As long as a server rack does not topple over and crush you like a grape, you're pretty safe, overall.

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So ask your friend, then.

by seanferd In reply to hacking wireless network

Doesn't really exist, does he?

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You must ask yourself

by sfcwmattson In reply to hacking wireless network
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