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The Physics Of Where To Put a Wi-Fi Router

Deciding where to place a Wi-Fi router at home to minimise signal blackspots is a fine art. But a physicist has attempted to tackle the problem by mathematically working out the optimum position for a router. He studied how walls and reflections affected signal strength and concluded that, as common sense might suggest, there’s justContinue Reading

Wi-Fi Security – The Rise and Fall of WPS

Wireless local-area networks which are also referred to as WLANs or Wi-Fi are prevalent these days. They are so popular that they can be found installed in offices, colleges, hotels, cafes, and even homes. There are many Wi-Fi product vendors and service providers, providing different products with different services and features. The main reason behindContinue Reading

Is Marius Milner the unnamed google engineer?

Although sited in a number of articles about Marius Milner being the alleged Google engineer who was behind the WiFi mapping. FCC report on Google Street View Wi-Fi data collection We at have no comment at this time.Continue Reading

How Easy Is it to Write Malware for Android?

The Android platform is currently the top selling mobile platform in the U.S., and in quarter four of 2010 smartphones began to outsell PC platforms worldwide.  Android was even recently picked up as the choice platform for the U.S. Department of Defense. With the ubiquitousness of Android growing, naturally it and other smartphone platforms willContinue Reading

So you want to be a Security Consultant?

This is my first guest blogging opportunity on and I wanted to discuss what I believe is missing in most of the student/consultants I encounter. I would recommend these things for anyone preparing to be a consultant in IT security. So, the first and most important thing to learn in my opinion is TCP/IP.Continue Reading

Offensive Mobile Forensics

Christmas is around the corner. Some of the top gifts are going to be shiny new mobile devices – smartphones, tablets, hacked Kindle Fires, Playbooks, and others. Is Exchange ActiveSync turned on in your environment? What is your plan for handling mobility in the Enterprise? But the biggest question of all is – What doesContinue Reading


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My Wonderful Trip To South Africa That Didn’t Happen Thanks To The TSA And Delta Airlines

I don’t normally post personal items, but I think that everyone should know about some of the horrible things happening at San Diego International Airport and with Delta Airlines. I wrote this immediately after the events that transpired so that I would have an accurate log. Summers are the busiest travel time of the year.Continue Reading

NetStumbler Goes Web 2.0? Say It Ain’t So!

Actually we haven’t, and at this rate we won’t be “Web 2.0″ until 2014. Anyways, as you might have noticed has undergone some more changes. There are several new features that we are very pleased to bring you. Here are some highlights: Comments! Live Search Live Archive Page Category Browsing Tags Easy Bookmarking (AddContinue Reading


Wi-Fi Hotspot Finder City or Zip/Postal Code: Country/Region: United States Europe Canada Australia Asia S. America S. Pacific Middle EastContinue Reading


NetStumbler 0.4.0 Installer NetStumbler 0.4.0 is the long-awaited version that supports more cards than ever before, and even includes help! Release Notes (PDF) MiniStumbler 0.4.0 Installer MiniStumbler 0.4.0 now works on most (but not all) Hermes, Prism and Atmel chipsets, including some CF and SDIO cards. Release Notes (PDF)Continue Reading


NetStumbler (also known as Network Stumbler) is a tool for Windows that facilitates detection of Wireless LANs using the 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g WLAN standards. It runs on Microsoft Windows 98 and above. A trimmed-down version called MiniStumbler is available for Windows CE. NetStumbler is commonly used for: Wardriving Verifying network configurations Finding locations withContinue Reading

NetStumbler: The Best Wi-Fi Tool Money Can’t Buy

Kirk Kirksey, author of Computer Factoids: Tales From the High-Tech Underbelly, called NetStumbler as “one of the greatest freebies of all time.” The downloadable program is a tool that sniffs WiFi signals and informs users if their wireless network is properly configured. But prior to downloading, users need to check if their wireless cards areContinue Reading

When Wireless Routers Keep Failing

Laptops with wireless routers that keep failing may indicate that the device is suffering from interference. To solve this problem, it is recommended that the owner download and run NetStumbler, which could locate another access point with a strong enough signal or multiple access points on the same channel. Interference could also be caused byContinue Reading

Learn To Do A Wireless LAN Site Survey

George Ou covers how to do a WLAN site survey with a number of tools, including Netstumbler and Airmagnet survey. He also covers the proper usage and importance of a spectrum analyzer to a proper WLAN survey. In the end you get what you pay for. The commercial software is easy to use and hasContinue Reading