MAC security (Re: Question about Wireless)
dvincent at sleepdeprived.ca
Wed Nov 28 17:11:58 UTC 2007
Richard Bennett wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 00:33:26 +0100, David Vincent
> <dvincent at sleepdeprived.ca> wrote:
>>> Just out of curiosity, is there any known way (not brute force) to
>>> such permitted MAC addresses that script kids can exploit?
>> Without any encryption on the wireless network it is trivial to capture
>> some packets (with say, Wireshark) and gather a MAC which is allowed to
>> talk on the network...
> Yes, but if MAC address access control is active you wouldn't get access
> to the wireless network to do the sniffing.
> Do you think you would still be able to monitor the broadcast address and
> ARP packets even if your MAC address had not been whitelisted?
You don't need access to the network to sniff it. That's the point.
I don't need to talk on the network, I just need to listen to the
packets as they whiz by in the air and capture a few.
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