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Wireless Developer Network

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The WirelessDevNet is a pretty cool website, and has channels on a bunch of interesting topics, in particular Bluetooth and Location Based Services.

They offer an RSS Feed, but it appears to be for the entire site, and isn’t available per channel. Pity, but still good.

Obviously, it is targetted more towards developers, so if you’re into that sort of thing, then this site might be for you. It contains a lot of articles written locally, as well as pulling in and referencing articles and tutorials from other locations, so it’s a decent ‘landing pad’ for wireless development.

Written by Beau Lebens

July 12th, 2004 at 4:00 pm

Wireless News @ Wired (Funnily enough!)

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Wired News offers a feed all wireless-related news stories that they are covering, conveniently located on their /news/wireless page.

Written by Beau Lebens

May 5th, 2004 at 4:00 pm

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A Few Good Links

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I was having a look on TechRepublic and found some good articles about wireless technology (just search for ‘wireless’ on their site);

Written by Beau Lebens

March 22nd, 2004 at 4:00 pm

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Wardriving Software

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This post was inspired by an email from David W (who I can’t reply to for some reason – the email is not getting through). I wanted to have a quick look around the place to see what software is available for stumbling/wardriving/network scanning etc. Here’s what I came up with;

Net Stumbler
The pre-eminent stumbling program for Windows machines, Net(work) Stumbler appears to support a wide variety of wifi cards, presents useful information (including a graph of signal strength over time) and supports GPS input to pinpoint the location of the WAPs you are detecting. I use Net Stumbler with my Netgear WG511 card, on a Sony VAIO laptop, running Windows 2000 and it works excellently (including GPS data now!)
Kismet
As far as I know, Kismet is the favourite *NIX stumbling/scanning tool, and “supports raw monitoring (rfmon) mode, and can sniff 802.11b, 802.11a, and 802.11g traffic”
MacStumbler

“MacStumbler is a utility to display information about nearby 802.11b and 802.11g wireless access points”. Apparently works with Apple Airport Card and MacOS 10.1 or greater.

There are heaps more than those ones, but they are the big-boys as far as I can tell. As I mentioned, I use Net Stumbler, because I have a Win2k laptop, and it works with my card. So far, so good! I’d like to hear what other people use and any problems they’ve run into with certain packages?

Written by Beau Lebens

March 5th, 2004 at 4:00 pm

Wirelessweek.com – Pretty good info site

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Wirelessweek.com is a pretty good site for information about all sorts of things in the wireless industry. It doens’t appear to have an RSS feed unfortunately, but is a good place to catch up on what’s going on.

Written by Beau Lebens

February 2nd, 2004 at 4:00 pm

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Wi-Fi Networking News

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Wi-Fi Networking News looks like it has a pretty good finger on the pulse of what’s going on in the wireless world, with very regular updates and a good coverage of industry info.

Note to self: keep an eye on these guys.

Written by Beau Lebens

February 1st, 2004 at 4:00 pm

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Stumbler Code of Ethics v0.1

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This is a good document for people to have a look at before they go out stumbling their area. It’s basically the code of conduct that I use when I’m out there;

World Wide War Drive Stumbler Code of Ethics v0.1

Written by Beau Lebens

December 1st, 2003 at 4:00 pm

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Mobile Phone Location Triangulation

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I wanted to write up a detailed document on the process of triangulating the location of a mobile/cell phone user based on tower signals, but can’t really find too many concrete information sources, so here’s a short list of bits and pieces that I have come across to whet your appetite, and a basic outline of the process that I’ve pieced together using my own understanding of how things tie together.

Digital Spy Forums
Interesting thread about phone location determination, levels of data and its use in commercial services.
Mobile Phones, Locate Thyself!
Article in ‘Network Magazine’ talking about the wonderful commercial applications of geographically aware mobile phones… doesn’t appear to mention anything about the horrendous possibly privacy invasions etc 😛
Where RU
Where RU is a commercial phone locating service which is marketed at offering “peace of mind, knowing where your family and colleagues are at any time”.

My details/write-up coming soon.

Written by Beau Lebens

November 25th, 2003 at 4:00 pm

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Article About Bluetooth Security

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This is a pretty interesting (and rather serious) article about some vulnerabilities in bluetooth-enabled mobile phones. It talks about SNARF and BACKDOOR vulnerabilities and roughly how to exploit them. Also provides some links to related tools and what-not.

Read the article on bluetooth vulnerabilities…

Written by Beau Lebens

November 18th, 2003 at 4:00 pm

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