Tuesday, November 13, 2012

SSID Switcher

I am taking a wireless security class and one of the projects I was working on is to defend a wireless network. I thought it would be cool to create some program that would switch the SSID of the router at a set time interval. This combined with not broadcasting your SSID should make it hard for a hacker to break your WLAN. I used a pool of 5 SSID's and had them already loaded on my computer to see how practical this would be. It seemed to be fine with longer time intervals, but I think a designated computer would need to have a physical line to the router to run the program. Anyway the code and a better write up are given after the break.