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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:Passively monitoring smartphone traffic
Date:21:11:54 24/12/2013

> Hi all,
> I've got a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.8.5 and Kismet. I'm trying to monitor the traffic between two iPhones which are transferring files using an ad-hoc wireless network. My MacBook isn't part of this network. When I try to intercept packets on all 14 channels, I only get broadcast packets from the iPhones and a few stray/malformed packets from other nearby networks. I'm using Wireshark to open the .pcap files created by Kismet.
> Does anyone know how I can monitor this traffic? Is there something wrong with my method or setup? Thanks!!

I'm betting the drivers are giving you bogus data. Plus, if you're channel hopping, you'll only get fragments of the conversation.

Your best bet is a livecd like pentoo, if you have a USB adapter you can try running it in a virtual machine.

You'd want to set it to lock to the specific channel, as well.

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