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Re: Wireless assessment app
From: Joshua Wright <jwright () hasborg com>
Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 08:17:57 -0400

On May 30, 2013, at 10:28 PM, Mike Perez <mike () pauldotcom com> wrote:

I'm thinking of getting a Samsung Galaxy S4, Android version that Google recently announced.  Do these apps require 
root or just Vanilla Android?

Some of the tools Larry mentions below do require root access, but others do not.  IIRC, Kisbee and Pcap Capture 
require root access.

On an S4, getting root is straightforward without a lot of shenanigans, since it has an unlocked bootloader.  Rooting 
Android is not like jailbreaking iOS - you still preserve Android platform security controls when you root the device.  
I don't jailbreak my everyday iOS devices, but I am comfortable using my rooted Galaxy S3 with personal data.

Sent from my Windows Phone

Awww, how cute!

-Josh

From: Bill Swearingen
Sent: ‎5/‎30/‎2013 22:18
To: PaulDotCom Security Weekly Mailing List
Subject: Re: [Pauldotcom] Wireless assessment app

I agree w/Larry -- Check out WiFi Analyzer for Android. 


On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 1:36 PM, Larry Pesce <larry () pauldotcom com> wrote:
Brian,

We talk about this quite a bit in SANS SEC617.  I hate to say it, but I
think you are correct on the iPhone side, mostly due to the fact that
the wireless drivers are "less than open". To my knowledge, monitor mode
support does not exist on non-jailbroken iDevices (I'm not sure about
jailbroken ones).

My solution?  Go Android.  I picked up a Nexus 7 and use the following
tools frequently:

Kisbee - Zigbee sniffer (for use with 3rd party hardware)
Pcap Capture - Monitor mode WiFi capture with a specific ALFA wireless
card and OTG cable
WiFiFoFum - Rogue AP locator
WiFi Analyzer - Kismet-like wireless discovery
WiGLE WiFi Wardriving - Kismet-like wireless discovery
Cloudshark - Cloud based wireshark for analyzing pcaps

Hope that helps.

- L

On 5/30/13 9:58 AM, Brian Wilhide wrote:
I am curious if anyone has found any good apps for mobile devices for
wifi testing?  I have been told that all of the iPhone apps don't detect
networks with hidden SSIDs; has anyone found any contrary evidence? I am
looking for a simple solution, not a dedicated device.

Have a great day,

Brian


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