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Book Review: "WarDriving: Drive, Detect, Defend", Hurley/Thornton

Rob Slade (
Thu, 11 Nov 2004 10:49:14 -0800

(Hi, I'm back. What a trip! Did ya miss me? :-)


"WarDriving: Drive, Detect, Defend", Chris Hurley/Frank
Thornton/Michael Puchol, 2004, 1-931836-03-5, U$49.95/C$69.95

%A Chris Hurley
%A Frank Thornton
%A Michael Puchol
%C 800 Hingham Street, Rockland, MA 02370
%D 2004
%G 1-931836-03-5
%I Syngress Media, Inc.
%O U$49.95/C$69.95 781-681-5151 fax: 781-681-3585
%P 495 p.
%T "WarDriving: Drive, Detect, Defend"

Chapter one is an introduction to the concept, with a discussion of
required components, and the relevant characteristics thereof.
Installing NetStumbler is described in chapter two, with operating
instructions in three (which also repeats some of the earlier advice
on component choice). Kismet installation is detailed for Slackware
in chapter four, Fedora in five, and the operations are listed in six.
Screenshots of using StumbVerter (and Microsoft MapPoint) or DiGLE to
produce maps with the data previously obtained are shown in chapter

Chapter eight describes, in detail, how to organize your own
wardriving contest (including an eight page Perl script for scoring
results). Simple means of attacking and connecting to wireless
networks are given in chapter nine. Screenshots of dialogue boxes for
enabling basic security features on the major wireless routers are
listed in chapter ten. Some features providing more advanced security
are discussed in chapter eleven.

The material provided in the book is clear, and will provide you with
enough information to start wardriving and connecting to other
networks. The content is fairly rudimentary, though, without the
background information of a work like "Wireless Hacks" (cf.
BKWLSHCK.RVW), by Rob Flickenger, which would allow the reader to go
further in both understanding the technology and defending wireless

copyright Robert M. Slade, 2004 BKWARDRV.RVW 20040823

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