[kismac] Re: Google Summer of Code

  • From: "Patrick Kelley" <opticrealm@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2006 18:22:58 -0700

Here are some Google Summer of Code Ideas.  They get crazier further down
the list...

Idea 1) - Debug the Airport Extreme Passive Mode driver so that it is more
reliable & stable, less buggy.

Idea 2) - Add a "roadtrip" mode to the maps.  Currently, Kismac can download
a rectangular map from one of the mapping web-sites.  This works great if
you are travelling in a small, square area.  Sometimes you want to go on a
long roadtrip.  It would be great if Kismac could pre-download the maps for
+- 1 kilometer on either side of your planned route.  If you deviate from
your planned route, kismac could download the maps for the deviated route as
soon as it found a valid internet connection.

Idea 3) - Build a directional antenna that has an electronic compass so that
it knows which direction it is pointing.  Write support into kismac to be
able to triangulate SSID's based on the current GPS location, the direction
the new antenna is pointing, and the signal strength.

Idea 4) - If encryption was disabled, Kismac would automatically try to
login to the wireless router using the manufacturers' default password.  If
it worked, a different color would be displayed in the map view.

Idea 5) - WEP Cracking Wizard.  Kismac would automatically detect as much as
it could about the victim network and present a recommended list of methods
to crack the encryption key, eliminating methods that are less likely to be

Idea 6) - Kismac could implement parts of "SpoofMac".  If a wireless network
is found to be running MAC filtering, kismac could change the airport
extreme's MAC address in order to sneak onto the network.

Idea 7) - Kismac could implement wireless password sniffing much like

Idea 8) - Kismac could implement mitm for SSL password sniffing.

Idea 9) - Kismac could implement WiFi jamming.  (This might get the victim
to reset their wireless router without encryption)

On 4/15/06, Geoffrey Kruse <gkruse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'll look into it :)
> Geoff
>  On Apr 15, 2006, at 12:56 PM, Patrick Kelley wrote:
>  Is the Kismac project planning to put in a proposal to be a mentor for
> the Google Summer of Code 2006?
> http://code.google.com/soc/
> --------------------
> Patrick Kelley
> 623.332.0290
> http://web.mac.com/opticrealm/iWeb/
> Computer Systems Eng. (Undergrad.)
> Arizona State University

Patrick Kelley
Computer Systems Eng. (Undergrad.)
Arizona State University

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