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The Secret Life of a Pen Tester

I am sitting in the very active parking lot of a large campus in my blacked out van with several laptops and directional antennas. It is just me and my gear. I am trying to break into a "secure" wireless network that had been deployed there when this guy comes and taps on my window and asks me through the slightly open glass what I was doing there. Damn! I thought my cover was blown and that I'd be summarily escorted off campus or that the police would be called on me. That would have been the end of my day and would have put a damper on my progress....

By Bryan WatsonJanuary 23, 2014

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Behind the Firewall: Rogue Wi-Fi

It is fair to say that most remote and traveling workers know that no public Wi-Fi hotspot is, or will ever be, deemed completely safe. But these days, that rings especially true for Windows Phone users when connecting to public wireless networks. Earlier this month, Microsoft issued an advisory warning users that a critical flaw in Windows Phone 7.8 and 8 could leave users susceptible to password theft when connecting to rogue Wi-Fi networks. Specifically, the flaw resides in a Wi-Fi authentication mechanism -- PEAP-MS-CHAPv2 - which enables...

By Stefanie HoffmanSeptember 26, 2013