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Wireless Security Article

| Hacking & Security News | Posted: Aug 28, 2002 1:23 pm

Over atArs Technica they decided to find out the answer to, "What happens when you hop in a small plane, grab your laptop with some wireless sniffer software, and fly around town?"

This past Sunday (8/25) I met Tracy at Montgomery Field in San Diego at noon. He did the pre-flight while I prepped the stumbling gear. We hoped to rack up as many APs as we could so we planned to fly over or near high tech businesses, UCSD, Encinitas, Oceanside, Vista, Escondido, SDSU, Mission Valley, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach, Pt Loma, Chula Vista and then head to the airport to land. Tracy kept the airspeed low (about 120 knots) so we could maximize the time we would spend in range of APs, hoping this would increase the likelihood of detecting them.
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