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[How-To] Find out the location of person using your Wireless network

Friday, 8 August 2008, 19:05 | hacking | 8 Comments | Read 3197 Times
by Vaibhav Pandey

If you have ever wondered about the possibility of your wireless network getting used for illegal purposes, you must consider using Moocher Hunter. Using Moocher Hunter you can identify the location of the person i.e. an unauthorized user using your wireless network. Its then upto you to either give him a stern warning of not using your wireless network again or complaining to the legal authorities.

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MoocherHunter is a mobile tracking software tool for the real-time on-the-fly geo-location of wireless moochers and hackers.It identifies the location of an 802.11-based wireless moocher or hacker by the traffic they send across the network. If they want to mooch from you or use your wireless network for illegal purposes (e.g. warez downloading or illegal filesharing), then they have no choice but to reveal themselves by sending traffic across in order to accomplish their objectives. MoocherHunter™ enables the owner of the wireless network to detect traffic from this unauthorized wireless client (using either MoocherHunter™’s Passive or Active mode) and enables the owner, armed with a laptop and directional antenna, to isolate and track down the source.

Because it is not based on fixed or statically-positioned hardware, MoocherHunter™ allows the user to move freely and walk towards the actual geographical location of the moocher/hacker. And of course, as part of the free OSWA-Assistant™ wireless auditing LiveCD toolkit, MoocherHunter™ is also FREE for end-users to use on their existing laptops with off-the-shelf supported wireless cards.

In residential and commercial multi-tenant building field trials held in Singapore in March 2008, MoocherHunter™ allowed a single trained operator to geo-locate a wireless moocher with a geographical positional accuracy of as little as 2 meters within an average of 30 minutes.

Download MoocherHunter™ and the OSWA-Assistant™ here.

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