Reviews - What do customers think about WarDriving: Drive, Detect, Defend, A Guide to Wireless Security?
wardriving Jan 10, 2007
Il libro contiene linee guida su come condurre attacchi per violare le reti senza fili quindi è utile per predisporre una politica di protezione di queste reti. Ha il limite di poter essere completamente utilizzato solo da utenti che usano linux perchè la quasi totalità dei programmi illustrati lo utilizza come sistema operativo .
Interesting but not Secure Feb 19, 2006
Wardriving is an interesting "how to" book on detecting and locating wireless communication systems. It points out their vulnerabilities and describes methods to secure them. Fairly basic stuff, but it takes several chapters to get to the good stuff. Although not for the novice, any amateur geek can buy or build the necessary equipment for a simple set up. The book details how easy it is to legally detect and locate wireless nodes - and how easy it could be to illegally intercept wireless communications. It goes into way more technical detail than I wanted or needed to know, but provides even the expert with good reading. I found the contests and competitions interesting, reminding me of cyber or geo caching. It shows how unaware we are of the insecurity of our communications that we depend on daily. The security aspects are welcome but insufficient for complete protection. With the public concern over monitoring US communications in the news lately, this book will be timely to add to the confusion. Although a helpful and interesting guide from Syngress, much more could be added to secure wireless systems.
Full, Complete and Up-to-date Guide Jan 31, 2006
This guide to wireless security is very well written. I highly recommend it for anyone who needs to get up to speed on the wireless technology for implementation, use and security. This is top notch.
G. A. Grant UW Net Admin
Saddle Up and Head Out Dec 10, 2004
Even to the casual observer this is good stuff but if you're a true sniffhead then you're in for some incredibly geeky fun. The whole book* is a good but I found chapters 9-11 the most fascinating. You can't go wrong with this material.
*Refers to eBook version
The Guide that I needed Sep 16, 2004
I purchased this book based on the recommendation from a friend in my DC Group. This book was exactly what I was looking for. I have been trying to find a book that had enough technical information that I wasn't bored, but that presented it in an easy to read, step by step manner. WarDriving delivered.
The book begins by giving a pretty cool history of WarDriving and then moves into two chapters on NetStumbler. I skipped these since I knew how to use NetStumbler and won't comment on them.
The next two chapters were a goldmine. Particularly Chapter 5. These two chapters walk you through setup of Kismet on Slackware and Fedora Linux. I don't use Slackware, so I skimmed this chapter, but the Fedora chapter was exactly what I needed. The instructions for installing Kismet on Fedora were worth the purchase price all by itself.
The next chapter details how to actually configure and use Kismet. This chapter was perfect. In less than an hour I was running Kismet and detecting access points all over my neighborhood.
Chapter 7 was about mapping. I don't have a GPS yet so I skipped most of this one too.
Chapter 8 was a really interesting history of organized WarDriving. I had never even heard of a Worldwide WarDrive, but I am definitely going to do it next time. It sounds awesome.
Chapter 9 was about attacking networks. I had no idea it was so easy to do. This really scared me, but Chapter 10 told me how to configure my home wireless network to protect against a lot of these attacks.
I skimmed chapter 11 since it was more geared toward businesses so I will not comment on it either.
This book delivered for me, and I would recommend it to anyone that wants to eather learn to WarDrive or secure their home network.