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.
Netmask is another simple tool which does one thing and that is, makes a ICMP netmask request. By determining the netmasks of various computers on a network, you can better map your subnet structure and infer trust relationships.
I wanted to disable some keys and rearrange some other keys on my Dell Studio XPS 1340 laptop. The keyboard on this laptop is the most comfortable feeling keyboard I have ever used however there are a couple key locations, one specifically, that have been causing me issues because of the way I type. Before I explain how to make the keys on any Windows computer do whatever you want them to do I also wanted to mention that this is the first laptop I have ever had with a back-lit keyboard so I can finally work in a completely dark room with no windows! Below I describe and display a application that can easily be used to make keys on your keyboard function in any way that you want without having to run a third party application at all times.