Part of Wireless Assessments is always getting a visual view of your client set up. I am always looking for new ways to do this however the best way I have found is using a tool called GISkismet which was written by a guy I know named Jabra. I was getting ready for work this week and I decided to write a quick article on how to do this. All the tools are open source and available on the backtrack 4 cd except Google earth which you must install.
I am currently doing a lot of WiFi work and realized some of the tools I am used to using were not fully set up in my working version of Backtrack. One of the tools I use a lot is GiKismet which uses Google earth to map out access points. I will cover how to do that in a later article but for this article we are just going to get Google Earth installed.
I recently aquired a new GPS device for use with programs like Kismet and Airodump-ng. Its been a while since I have used GPS devices in Linux and back then they were serial devices. The BU-353 dvice is a USB device so I had to figure out how to get it going.
While working on a project this weekend I needed a quick way to see a specific Bluetooth devices MAC address in Windows 7 because it was not displaying properly under the Windows Bluetooth Devices section. The easiest way that I located to display Bluetooth device MAC addresses in Windows 7 was by using an application called BluetoothView. Below I describe how to download BluetoothView, run BluetoothView, and obtain the a Bluetooth devices MAC address in Windows 7.
Windows Virtual PC is pretty slick for having virtual machines on a Windows 7 computer. I use it for multiple Linux virtual environments including Backtrack and CentOS on a regular basis. One issue you may run into is that your wireless network card will likely not work in Linux so you will be required to use shared networking (NAT) instead. Below is information on what you will need to do to get shared networking (NAT) operational in Backtrack Linux.