March 9, 2002
Pringles: the latest wireless cracker tool
Author: JT Smith
Vnunet jumps on the bandwagon with a story that's been going around for awhile, that Pringles cans can be used to tap into wireless networks. "Wireless hacking and 'war driving' has been a focus point in the security community for well over a year now, with innumerable experts warning that a wireless network opens a huge back door into systems ... Security firm I-sec recently demonstrated that using an empty Pringles tube as an antenna could boost the hacker's chance of picking up a wireless signal by as much as 15 per cent."