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Windows 7: Monitor WIFI Hackers

03 May 2011   #1

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
Monitor WIFI Hackers

Are there any tools to monitor attacks on a WIFI modem with the primary goal of stealing bandwidth.
Also, is there any "forensic" procedure to identify hackers?
Appreciate any advice.

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03 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2

Firstly Yes, they are called intrusion detection tools, they basically monitors network and/or system activities and alert you of possible intruders. Tools like
AirSnare do it quite well.

You could also use a tool like Nmap and identify all computer within your network, any computer IP address you do not know would be considered an intruder. However, saying that, it is probably better to have a look at your network security in general and ask yourself why an IDS/IPS is necessary in the first place.

Are you concerned about people trying to break into your Wi-Fi locally? If so, what kind of Security measures do you already have in place to prevent people from gaining access? This would need to be evaluated first.

In relation to a procedure of some sorts, there is a methodology to hacking, and in turn, ways to prevent it , something like that it probably a topic too large to cover in one post, and at this point, unnecessary ( unless thats something your interested in and would like more information ).

However you can read something like Wireless Hacking Techniques. It gives you an idea of the methods that hackers use to gain access to Wi-Fi and, as you can see, goes into a bit of detail. And thats just the tip of the Iceberg so to speak.
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03 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Are there any tools to monitor attacks on a WIFI modem with the primary goal of stealing bandwidth.
Also, is there any "forensic" procedure to identify hackers?
Appreciate any advice.
The answer to your question is Yes. But the good ones are expensive and not worth the trouble or aggrivation.

I recommend a strong wpa2 password along with setting up the MAC filter which requires each PC that connects via wireless to have the Network card address put into the wireless router/access point.

With a combination of these two features, you are pretty well protected from most interlopers. I am sure that the CIA and FBI can get in your system but that should be the least of your worries.
will help.
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03 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate

I agree with richnrockville. If you have an older router that uses WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) and does not support WPA or WPA2 (Wi‑Fi Protected Access), I strongly suggest replacing it with a new router. WEP security is relatively easy to crack and routers are not that expensive. You don't want this to happen -- Insecure Wi-Fi Results in Police Raid.
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07 May 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Another reason I've stayed with hard-wired connections. I hope it is more secure with the built-in firewall and my software security. Ya just cannot be too careful.
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