[Chicago] Python traffic analysis idea

Nick Bennett nick at goggl.es
Tue Jan 28 17:56:58 CET 2014

Obviously I need to be doing more work if I can write lengthy responses on
a Tuesday morning. Yay, ice day! But seriously, I am looking for work. Please
tell me <nick at goggl.es> what you're working on, maybe I could help. I'd
really love to work with a team. I dream of Halcyon days when I'll have
lunch friends again with whom I can have discussions that run the gamut
from Python to Quantum Mechanics.

P.S. - I use tripods when I record
video<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jav6lZYoVx0>and share my code
other than google docs <https://github.com/tothebeat>.

Nick Bennett
nick at goggl.es

On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 10:37 AM, Nick Bennett <nick at goggl.es> wrote:

> What you're talking about, logging information about WiFi access points,
> sounds a lot like wardriving <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wardriving>.
> Even if that's not exactly what you mean, it should point you in some
> directions for how to do such things with Python.
> I think that one of the most important part of problem solving and
> research in this day and age is to get relevant keywords. Searching for
> "wardriving python" on DuckDuckGo<https://duckduckgo.com/?q=wardriving+python>produces a lot of seemingly relevant results, including:
> - a metric tonne of instructions on creating a mobile wardriving device
> using RaspberryPi and other low power (consuming) hardware, which reminds
> me of Paul Ebreo's talk at the ChiPy meeting<http://www.chipy.org/meetings/past/>November 2013 at Spartz "Python <3 Open Source Hardware"
> - a ton of stuff related to computer security and penetration testing
> What I didn't see in that search was much about writing Python code or
> particular modules. I imagine this might be because wardriving is a very
> common term I'd associate with non-programmers who want to perform a
> complex task without needing to write code. I refined the search on DuckDuckGo
> to "python penetration testing wifi"<https://duckduckgo.com/?q=python+penetration+testing+wifi>and got some promising directions:
> - Fern <http://code.google.com/p/fern-wifi-cracker/> - "a Wireless
> security auditing and attack software program written using the Python
> Programming Language <http://www.python.org/> and the Python Qt GUI
> library <http://www.riverbankcomputing.co.uk/software/pyqt/intro>, the
> program is able to crack and recover WEP/WPA/WPS keys and also run other
> network based attacks on wireless or ethernet based networks"
> - Video: WLAN SSID Sniffer Using Raw Sockets in [10 Lines of] Python<http://www.securitytube.net/video/7275>
> If you don't want to go that far down the rabbit hole, you could watch this
> shaky video of a monitor <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVVaWoxHKJo> of
> a fellow describing, very amiably and I think very understandably, how to
> use Python very simply to get information from kismet on a Raspberry Pi
> (for your viewers, pleease use a tripod and share your code somewhere other
> than Google Docs<https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1i26IugaGQbZmJBb2pwT2JJSjg/edit>
> ).
> As with all things, please use this information responsibly and write
> tests for your code.
> Nick Bennett
> nick at goggl.es
> On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 10:02 AM, Adrian Buford <
> technicallydebatable at gmail.com> wrote:
>> They collect the data but don't have options for export. I looked at the
>> man pages for both. One had an export Option I couldn't get to work
>>  On Jan 27, 2014 9:59 PM, "Adrian Buford" <technicallydebatable at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> I'll research tonight and post how I branch off. Thank you.
>>> On Jan 27, 2014 8:55 PM, "Daniel Peters" <danieltpeters at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> So, are you looking for how to implement this?  There's a few wifi
>>>> sniffing tools on Linux, things like (off the top of my head...) wifilist
>>>> and wavemon. wavemon in particular does all of that, you could see if any
>>>> of these kinds of tools output in some kind of text format, and then do
>>>> what you want with that?
>>>> On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 6:58 PM, Adrian Buford <
>>>> technicallydebatable at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Looking for assist on writing a Python based traffic analysis
>>>>> script(s). I have the concept drawn but just started digging into coding.
>>>>> Any help is appreciated.
>>>>> Point A > captures bssid,  mac, said, signal strength of AP(x) and
>>>>> appends time stamp to logA
>>>>> Point B > does same and appends to logB
>>>>> Information is compared between logs and average Point A to Point B
>>>>> time is generated based on signal threshold. AP(x) being any device that
>>>>> can broadcast such signal. Cellular, mobile hot spot, CTA train (yes they
>>>>> do). Idea came from using WigleWiFi this weekend. Was thinking of logging
>>>>> via ssh connection to home server. I'm sure accuracy can be improved via
>>>>> the great minds here. This idea isn't limited to two points. More points
>>>>> will yield better accuracy.
>>>>> Enough ranting. Thank you. Any help is appreciated.
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