Security Testing PDA Tool Hacks All WiFi :: Symblogogy
Introduced at this year’s RSA Security Conference (Feb. 5-8, 2007 - Moscone Center, San Francisco), a pen testing tool produced by Immunity Inc. (a penetration testing company based in Miami Beach, Florida) offers covert wireless network hacking through the use of a PDA handheld computer.
Penetration testing (pen test) is a process by which a test of a network's vulnerabilities by having an authorized individual actually attempt to break into (exploit) the network.
What Immunity Inc. has been able to do is deliver a tool that automates the process of hacking into 802.11 (WiFi) access points and can be taken and used anywhere, anytime without drawing suspicion to the person using the device.
Excerpts from ZDNet “Tracking the hackers” blog post -
Other network schemes like the type employed by Aruba Wireless Networks mobile edge technology are less vulnerable because Aruba is the only company that offers both modular data center mobility controllers as well as fixed-configuration branch office solutions.