Accession Number:

ADA582541

Title:

Wireless Access Point Treasure Hunt Organizational Methodology

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical rept. Jan-Aug 2010

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB ROME NY INFORMATION DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

During the Wireless Access Point WAP Treasure Hunt, student teams of three engaged in wardriving across a small city to locate a series of time-constrained challenges. Wardriving entails utilizing a vehicle and a portable computing device to search a geographic area for a wireless network. Students used network detector software such as NetStumbler and Kismet to locate exercise WAPs and challenges temporarily dispersed by instructors. The Treasure Hunt challenges included completing a cryptography problem and circuit worksheet, discovering a WAP password vulnerability, conducting a forensics analysis on a thumb drive, exploring authentication on a website, identifying file, database, and mail server misconfigurations, and testing a WEP key. The exercise culminated with a final challenge at a bowling alley where students found the treasure , a cellophane package of silver and gold chocolate candies and a surprise pizza and bowling party.

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE