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July's News
July 31 2001
If the hotel doesn't work, try the Nursing Home. Don't forget to help one across the street. ;)

July 30 2001
Running out of places to war drive? Try a local Hotel.

July 24 2001
I have recieved some great email, thanks to all you that have contributed, the site is now on it's very own box. A Celeron 300A, 64 Ram, 6 gig Hd..with a nice Dual OC-3 conenction. More stuff soon, Mac section, links, affiliates...

July 23, 2001
ZDnet UK has a short article on how people are waking up to the idea that WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) may not be the best security solution.

A good Paper on the analysis of WEP by a few people from Berkeley.

July 18, 2001
Story linked from slashdot about wireless public networks.

July 17, 2001
Two stories from Security News Portal. One about being a "Whacker" and USA Today gets in on the action.

July 15, 2001
The IBM WSA Wireless Security Auditor is a device (cf card I think) that plugs into a Compaq Ipaq running Linux. It's a ultraportable wardriving solution, and a sysadmins newest toy.
News Story

July 12, 2001
Just a few things...

  • DefCon is going on right now, and I'm not there.
  • The Black Hat conferences mentioned some wireless security issues. I wasn't there either.
  • Cnet carried a story about black hat.
  • ZdNet has a commentary on Wardriving.

July 3, 2001
Atheros Communications of Sunnydale, CA has developed the next step in wireless ethernet technology. The new 802.11a standard calls for 72Mbps(although currently limited to 54 by the IEEE) speeds over the 5Ghz band.
Here is a picture of a prototype PC-card.
There is a good comparison of 802.11a and 802.11b at Network Computing.

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