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Hey Ladies and Gents, Obligatory first sentence to explain that I'm a long time Hak5 follower and a lover of my pineapple mark 5. I'm currently in my final year of University here in the UK, this can be verified by looking at the wrinkles around my eyes, and I'm finishing off my dissertation. This dissertation is a 15000 word study on whether public WiFi networks are safe for use by the general public. I've gone about completing this in a number of ways: 1. Questionnaires to the public asking about their habits regarding public wifi use 2. Interviews with two network admins who run large public networks for shopper in city centres 3. Physical tests with my own equipment, the Pineapple has genuinely made my life so easy on this point. What I'm doing now is beefing up a part of the work called the 'Literature Review', and yes it's as boring as it sounds...I promise. This is were I hit a sticking point, I'm having a real crappy time with finding some academic/government sources that can be pulled into this research. So if anybody can link to a great article or can throw a book title my way I'd really appreciate it. Cheers guys and gals.
I saw this article in howtogeek.com and wanted your opinion on it from a hackers point of view... http://www.howtogeek.com/184727/your-home-router-may-also-be-a-public-hotspot-dont-panic/ Thanks, Johnny
Hi everyone! I am a new Pineapple Mark IV user and so far enjoying the ride! :) I have a question about a strange problem I am having with my Pineapple, in a nutshell, I can connect to the Pineapple management portal, I have configured a tablet to connect to the pineapple wifi and it can access the internet. But on the Pineapple management portal if I click on upgrade or public_internet, I get a connection error... as if my laptop was not properly doing the ICS. Now for the details. I am using a Macbook pro (latest OS X), I have upgraded the Pineapple to version 2.7.5. I tried to connect the pineapple natively from my Mac, but had problems with ICS. I could connect to the management portal but the Internet connection could not be shared, no matter how much I tried using the help I found online (manual network setup, moving the network interface priorities, Internet Sharing option, etc). I stopped trying when I read there was a problem on Mac OS X ICS and that I should change my Pineapple IP address to something like 192.168.x.x. I am waiting to receive my Serial TTL cable before trying to change the IP! :) But... I could successfully configure it with running Backtrack 5 R3 on my Mac. Disabling the Ethernet connection natively on the mac, In VMware adding the Ethernet connection as a "Bridge" and the Wifi Internet connection as a "Bridge" too. Then running /etc/init.d/networking restart and wp4.sh everything worked fine. I was happy! :) I tried the tcpdump infusion and it worked, same for URLsnarf, dns spoofing... Karma... not so much, I get a very mixed result! (but I admit I am still a bit confused with the black/white list). anyway... that was last night! This morning... I am trying on another network (one I am allowed to try on). I could connect to the Pineapple management console but the internet connection on BT didn't worked at first! Meaning I could not get Backtrack to get an IP address for the Internet (through a WEP internet connection...yup...) I had to change from a Bridge to a NAT, this time it worked. BT had an internet connection. This is where it is odd... I cannot access the internet from the pineapple console! I tried resetting (many times) my pineapple, mac, vm, etc... still no luck... then I just tried to connect my test android tablet on the pineapple wifi just in case... and I can see I have internet access! So the question is: How come I seem to be sharing my internet connection through the Pineapple, but the pinapple cannot access the internet from the console (public_internet and pineapple bar)? what other troubleshooting can I do? I will try again tonight at home, but I need for it to work where I have been asked to test it. Thanks! Bugsland.