Raspberry Pi makes wardriving cooler

Wardriving is the act of searching for Wifi networks by a someone on a vehicle, using a laptop, smartphone or personal digital assistant. A 22 year old IT security consultant and motorcycle enthusiast from New Zealand, Denis Andzakovic, has taken wardriving to a new level of coolness, with the help of the mighty tiny Raspberry Pi.

In addition to his Suzuki Boulevard M50 with two routers, wireless sniffing and attack tools, GPS and a netbook that is able to detect wireless access points and plot them on Google Maps, Denis embedded a Raspberry Pi to his helmet mounted heads up display. The tiny computer will show him details like SSID and encryption type of the various wireless access points in the area he is traveling. To make everything easier to read, he has colour-coded the information on the HUD in yellow, green or red depending on what kind of encryption the network is using.

At the recent AusCERT security conference in Australia, Andzakovic introduced his creation. He rode his Suzuli on the famous Gold Coast and found that nearly 27% of the networks were unsecured, while only 6% were protected by dated WEP and the rest were safely protected by WPA protection. As compared to the Australian police who also wardrive in order to make people aware of network safety, Andzakovic can do more offensive things. According to him, if he wants to, Denis can tell his Raspberry Pi-powered rig to blast vulnerable APs and knock their users offline.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald
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