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Hack:   Passive Scanning with KisMAC
Subject:   kismac is not working with my airportextreme card!
Date:   2009-07-07 08:54:30
From:   tad1214
Response to: kismac is not working with my airportextreme card!

Sorry but not even close. The Active vs Passive here is in regards to wireless not ftp.


Active sniffing is when you join an SSID which requires some transmission of date, signifying you are there.


Passive sniffing is like sitting there with an antenna and just receiving packets, not actually joining any SSID. This is undetectable as you never transmit anything.