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Building a Home Security System with BeagleBone by Bill Pretty

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Summary

In this chapter we learned how to install and use some basic Linux commands to monitor wireless devices in proximity to our alarm system. We also installed a simple WiFi monitoring software package.

Many of you are probably wondering why I didn't use common packages such as Kismet or Aircrack. That is because there are already a number of good online tutorials about how to install these packages. Also, the purpose of these packages, Aircrack in particular, is not so much that of an intrusion detection (ID) system as just penetration testing.

My search on the Web turned up a number of wireless and wired intrusion detection packages. Unfortunately, they were either intended for X86-based systems or another Linux package distribution such as ...

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