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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?

Thanks

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  • Could you clarify? You want a Mac program that works like a Wifi Pen?
    – Zaz
    Aug 2, 2010 at 1:10
  • @Josh "pen testing" = "penetration testing"
    – blahdiblah
    Jun 7, 2011 at 7:05

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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, 2010 at 13:19
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    You can run LiveCDs on an Apple Macintosh Computer. Oct 5, 2010 at 1:29
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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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