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    Default Somebody is attacking my network! How do I track them?!

    Basically, somebody, obviously in my area, is either trying to crack my network or just be plain annoying. They keep de-authoring me from it which I am finding extremely frustrating. I've looked around the place but am not sure what to do.

    Are there any tools in BT4 that allow my to stop there de-auth packets?

    Also, just out of interest, is there a tool that I can use to find the direction the packets are coming from? (where abouts the attacker is?).

    And, while I'm at it: if nothing works, how will I go about stoping this? Pull the plug for a while? That seems like the most ideal solution right now.

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    Default Re: Somebody is attacking my network! How do I track them?!

    While it may be annoying there is little you can do. Yes turning the wireless ap off for a bit may solve the problem.
    Changing the channel and or ssid may help as well but likely only temporary. You should make sure you wpa/2 (with a long random passphrase of 64 characters or as many as your router will allow) in place. Using wep will make it all the easier for an attacker to get into your networks. There are not really tools in BT other than Kismet to see where other AP's in the area are. But without a bit of knowledge and a gps unit this info is not going to help much. Further even if you have this info in hand what are you going to do with it? Are you going to go threaten the person? Call the police? Neither of those are likely help out.

    See also http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...h-attacks.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Archangel-Amael View Post
    Further even if you have this info in hand what are you going to do with it? Are you going to go threaten the person? Call the police? Neither of those are likely help out.
    I'm not sure I'd agree. Showing up with either Officer M. Gorilla from the nightshift, or with a baseball bat, shovel, and a roll of carpet, does absolute wonders for attitude adjustment.

    Seriously, in my area, such attacks are felonies. I'd document the attacks, determine the likely attacker, itemize any loss of business and productivity for both time when the WLAN was unavailable and spent dealing with the issue, and then request that the police and State's Attorney take action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorn View Post
    I'm not sure I'd agree. Showing up with either Officer M. Gorilla from the nightshift....
    Careful, Thorn. You are showing your age (as if your Prisoner avatar wasn't enough...). I have fond memories of wasted youth with Magilla and company.
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    Lightbulb Re: Somebody is attacking my network! How do I track them?!

    First of all explore little bit ur router because modern routers has many options
    like MAX CLIENTS : that u can select Just one So means that just one client can connect on the network ...
    The other way Is that u can select Discarded MAC Addresses
    an best option that Stop diferent MAC Addresses to Connect .. untill he change the mac address Anyway Other option is by hiding ur network ..
    Change some parameters like name etc.. sure it will be little hard to find u Again ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by macphail View Post
    Careful, Thorn. You are showing your age (as if your Prisoner avatar wasn't enough...). I have fond memories of wasted youth with Magilla and company.
    My age is usually pretty apparent to anyone who knows me. And if it isn't apparent, Streaker69 and Barry are usually standing by to remind everyone of it; usually with some witticism such as I'm a member in good standing of the Methuselah Club.

    As to Magilla and The Prisoner, I saw both in the original broadcasts, as well as live coverage of Alan Shepard's first spaceflight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by macphail View Post
    Careful, Thorn. You are showing your age (as if your Prisoner avatar wasn't enough...). I have fond memories of wasted youth with Magilla and company.
    Thorn taught Chronos how to tell time..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Thorn taught Chronos how to tell time..
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    ...taught Chronos how to tell time....
    witty, classically obscure and yet germane. nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by macphail View Post
    ...taught Chronos how to tell time....
    witty, classically obscure and yet germane. nice.
    I've rewritten Bible quotes as well.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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