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Kismet is a passive site monitoring, decloaking, and packet sniffing tool that works for all 802.11x protocols.

Whereas site monitoring tools like Netstumbler are active, "noisy" (they request responses from APs), and thus detectable, kismet works by passively monitoring and capturing packets, allowing for the stealthy detection of APs that would normally not be detected in Netstumbler.

Kismet requires a wireless NIC and drivers that support rfmon mode.

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by Nerdtalker See Profile edited by KeysCapt See Profile
last modified: 2005-04-26 09:34:06