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  1. I just hope I don't run into some kind of trouble; like Windows 8 refusing to run my custom self-written drivers because it can't identify them. I was reading something just recently somewhere talking about how new versions of Windows (maybe it was Vista, I can't recall) will not accept certain drivers for some devices if they are not Microsoft signed. Guess I'll just have to cross my fingers, or find out how to forge Microsoft signatures on software.
  2. I know this is gonna sound absolutely absurd, especially when you consider that achieving promiscuous/monitor mode in Linux is not difficult at all, but I may actually go as far as to write my own packet sniffer that makes use of custom drivers written myself. I have always wanted to dabble some in learning assembly (I know a little x86 already), and teach myself how to do some low-level hardware programming aimed at certain devices. I guess now I have a reason to. Just wonder how long it'll take me. I think maybe I will attempt it over the summer when I will have an extended break from college courses.
  3. Hi everyone. Just thought I would share something with you guys. A couple of months ago I bought a wireless webcam online and finally got around to opening the box and reading the instructions a few weeks ago and I come across this: Click on the link to see an image I scanned of the page in the instruction booklet that got my attention (I had to make the image large to see all the text and it's too big to post directly on the forum). Take a close look at the list to the left with an example showing how to select your wifi router. The second router on the list is named "You_Little_Fucker". I'm guessing what happened is whoever did the instructions forgot he had a rather inappropriately named router there and a lot of instructions were printed before they noticed the bad language, and decided not to pay the money it would take to print off new instructions. This is a popular product being sold on sites like Amazon and eBay. I googled it to see if anyone else has noticed the same thing and posted something about it online and came up with nothing. Maybe the mistake was corrected at some point and I just happened to buy one of the ones that made it all the way to market with the curse word. I don't know, but needless to say it made me laugh.
  4. Hello. I have an HP Laptop I bought not too long ago running Windows 8 and I was wondering if there are windows drivers out there for my Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter that Wireshark could make use of to put the card into promiscuous or monitor mode. First of all is there a difference between promiscuous and monitor mode or are they two terms for the same thing? I am certain that my Atheros WiFi NIC has support for promiscuous mode built into the hardware, but most windows drivers don't implement it. It has been suggested that I try using Winpcap, but Winpcap is installed along with Wireshark and Wireshark on my Windows 8 laptop is unable to throw the card into promiscuous mode. If there are windows drivers that would allow me to do this that Wireshark can use that'd be great. If I have to download a different packet sniffer using its own custom drivers to get use of promiscuous mode that's alright I guess. I am aware, and I know, that most Linux distributions, such as Backtrack, can do it no problem, but if I could get it working under Windows 8 I would really like to. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  5. Hi everyone. I think I already know the answer to this question but I wanted to make sure. Does the old Windows debugger SoftIce have support for machines with multicore processors? I don't think that it does, but if in fact it does my next question would be can I use it on my newer system. I'm running an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+, and would it be able to identify most of the instructions on the chipset? I think AMD machines, if I'm not mistaken, are 8086 set machines for the most part, and I don't think they have changed radically enough since the late 90's for SoftIce not to be able to decode most of the instructions it would encounter. Plus, I'm guessing what operating system anybody would be running, new or old, really doesn't matter since SoftIce loads before the operating system and runs independently of it. Like I said, I think the answer to this question is "No", and if that is the case is there a Windows debugger out there right now that I could use similar to SoftIce that would work the same way by staying resident in memory at all times and allow you to interrupt the OS and look at the assembly instructions being executed, change things in memory, load values into registers, set conditional breakpoints, etc. I know there is WinDebug, but I'm not too familiar with how it works and I'm not sure if it is like SoftIce in how it operates. Its just really cool, and educational, to be able to stop and step through what is currently being executed by the OS, and other programs, and watch as it does everything it does on the processor. If anybody can help me out with some answers I'd appreciate it.