There are several approaches to locating a wireless network. The most basic method is a surveillance attack. You can use this technique on the spur of the moment, as it requires no special hardware or preparation. Most significantly, it is difficult, if not impossible, to detect. How is this type of attack launched? You simply observe the environment around you.

Here’s an exercise: Whenever you enter a location, whether it’s new or very familiar to you, simply open your eyes and search for signs of wireless devices. Also, just because there were not any devices there last week, doesn’t mean there won’t be any today or tomorrow. See Table 7.1.

Table 7.1. Wireless Network Reconnaissance
Things to Look For Potential Locations
Antennas ...

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