Wifihoneypots Or How I Got Pwned Stealing Grandma'S Wifi presented at KiwiCon 2009

by Numero ,

Tags: Security

Summary : If you saw a open wifi access point (grandmas wifi!?) would you use it? If you did, what consequences would you expect?
The majority of New Zealanders use the internet every day, and many use a wireless mechanism for access, (bliss)fully unaware of the potential risks.
In this presentation I will describe a wifi honeypot appliance which impersonates existing wifi access points, actively strips encryption from traffic running through it, and stores captured traffic for analysis.
The legality and usability aspects of the wifihoneypot will also be discussed, and some preliminary results from field testing will be provided.