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Hacking 802.11 with a Pringles Can

2002-03-24 18:34:34+00 by TC 5 comments

Next week I'll show you how to build a firewall out ofa a Pizza box</sarcasm> You can use an empty pringles tube to make a yagi style atenna and find open networks

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#Comment made: 2002-03-24 22:09:19+00 by: Mike Gunderloy

Cute though the pringle's antenna is, it didn't fare wall in the one homebrew antenna shoot-out that I've seen.

#Comment made: 2002-03-25 01:52:03+00 by: meuon

You can also build .22 silencers out of them, and huff vapors with them.. and and.. maybe we need a law to ban Pringles cans.

Networks I can sniff the 'WEP' (Wireless Encryption Protocol) key for and login on to from the Virtual Building include: TVA, City of Chattanooga...

#Comment made: 2002-03-25 18:50:14+00 by: TheSHAD0W

You'll notice they've quietly banned tennis ball cans, and replaced them with those plastic thingies... Entirely unsuited for making polish cannons out of. :(

#Comment made: 2002-03-25 19:01:10+00 by: Dan Lyke

They haven't banned schedule 80 PVC yet, though... [evil cackle].

At one point Loren Carpenter showed me what looked like a very effective design for a valve to dump huge quantities of 100PSI or so very quickly. I'm going to have to see about recreating that design with affordable materials, 'cause a couple of big bike pumps and we could avoid the whole pyrotechnics question. "No, officer, no fireworks here."

#Comment made: 2002-03-26 04:58:45+00 by: meuon

Dump valves are weird.. they really move very little, but have a large surface to open up allowing very good flow. We need the equivelent of the compound crossbow for air-pressure.. Hmmm..