WLAN Anti-Hacking Workshop (WHACK)

Course Description Schedule

Who should attend

  • System administrators
  • Security specialists
  • Network administrators


  • Basic knowledge operating software and networks
  • Linux or Unix knowledge

Course Objectives

WLAN is an attractive technology, public hot spots spring up all the time and the available bandwidth grows constantly. Even cheap laptops from supermarkets possess integrated WLAN Cards and routers have integrated access points. Computer abuse is a danger and can cause serious problems for IT Networks and consequently for the whole enterprise. To secure WLANs, System administrators need fundamental knowledge regarding ‘Hacking’. This is to ensure they can identify potential dangers in time and can eliminate basic problems from the beginning. So called ‘wild’ WLANs can be installed without the knowledge of the IT Department, we will show you how to recognised these with ‘Wardriving’.

Course Content

Installation of WLAN on Linux (or Windows) Notebooks

  • Choice of cards
  • Optimizing the Linux-Kernels; Bulding the modules
  • Bulding WLANS in Infrastructure and ad-hoc mode

Viewing usual security mechanisms

  • WEP /64/128
  • MAC based
  • SSID based
  • Authentication over Radius; Viewing the extensions for IEEE 802.11

Theoretical analysis of the menace

  • Cryptoanalysis
  • D.o.S. attacks
  • MiM attacks

Practical analysis of the menace and the menace strategies

  • War Driving & War Chalking Scene
  • Viewing the usual hacker tools for WLANs
  • Traffic Analysis in WLANs

Discussing the analysis of the legal relevance of attacks on WLANs

Classroom Training
Modality: C

Duration 3 days

  • Australia: 3,000.- AUD
Dates and Booking
Online Training
Modality: L
  • Australia: 3,000.- AUD
Dates and Booking

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