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BackTrack 5 Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie Pritchett

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Accessing clients using a fake AP

In this recipe, we will use Gerix to create and set up a fake access point (AP). Setting up a fake access point allows us to gather information on each of the computers that access it. People in this day and age will often sacrifice security for convenience and connecting to an open wireless access point to send a quick e-mail or quickly log in to a social network is rather convenient. Gerix is an automated Graphical User Interface (GUI) for Aircrack.

Getting ready

A supported wireless card configured for packet injection will be required to complete this recipe. In the case of a wireless card, packet injection involves sending a packet, or injecting it, onto an already established connection between two parties. ...

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