"LAS VEGAS--A strange two-wheeled creature was skimming through the halls of the Alexis Park Hotel on Sunday--a robot that sniffs out network vulnerabilities. Created by two members of a loose association of security experts called the Shmoo Group, the robot is designed to wheel around on its own detecting and reporting the security problems of Wi-Fi wireless networks. 'The point of the hacker robot is that it can become an autonomous hacker droid,' said Paul Holman, the robot's co-designer, who demonstrated it for the first time at the DefCon hacker convention here. 'It can get in close to the network. On the offensive side, it can be used for corporate or political espionage. On the defensive side, it can be used for network vulnerability assessment.'"
Tuesday, August 5, 2003
Robot 'guard dog' protects Wi-Fi setups | CNET News.com
Posted By Allen at 9:48 AM
CNET is reporting in this article that a couple of security experts have created a robot that will wander around a facility looking for open WiFi networks. Here is a quote from the article: