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I have used Linux in the past for my Wifi pen testing, though that was some time ago and I haven't had a need to do it in some time. I'm now using a Mac running Snow Leopard (Mac Mini) and I'd like to have a go at testing my networks.

Anyone know the best way about doing this on a Mac?


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Could you clarify? You want a Mac program that works like a Wifi Pen? – Zaz Aug 2 '10 at 1:10
@Josh "pen testing" = "penetration testing" – blahdiblah Jun 7 '11 at 7:05

I would find a pen testing Linux distribution like Backtrack. IMO, if you're pen testing, you should probably use the same guns with the same caliber that the baddies use.

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He asked specifically how to do it on a Mac. – Zaz Aug 31 '10 at 13:19
You can run LiveCDs on an Apple Macintosh Computer. – crazysim Oct 5 '10 at 1:29

I don't have a Mac, but iStumbler looks pretty good:

iStumbler is the leading wireless discovery tool for Mac OS X, providing plugins for finding AirPort networks, Bluetooth devices, Bonjour services and Location information with your Mac.

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