hacking the friendly skies

NRMC has posted a presentation delivered at Schmoocon this year on Hacking the Friendly Skies. The presentation starts out like most any discussion on wireless security, but then takes a turn for the sinister by delving into FakeAP attacks. What really makes this presentation excellent are the later reports of just how many systems were found. When you combine Windows XP’s affinity for associating to anything that says hello and user affinity for not patching their systems and running a firewall you get some pretty satisfying results. And if you look closely, some of the vulnerable systems were some pretty trusted/important-sounding people. Yikes!