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DEMO: Using NexMon, the C-based WiFi firmware modification framework

Schulz, Matthias and Wegemer, Daniel and Hollick, Matthias (2016):
DEMO: Using NexMon, the C-based WiFi firmware modification framework.
In: Proceedings of the 9th ACM Conference on Security & Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec 2016), ACM, ISBN 978-1-4503-4270-4,
DOI: 10.1145/2939918.2942419,
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Abstract

FullMAC WiFi chips have the potential to realize modifications to WiFi implementations that exceed the limits of current standards or to realize the implementation of new standards, such as 802.11p, on off-the-shelve hardware. As a developer, one, however, needs access to the firmware source code to implement these modifications. In general, WiFi firmwares are closed source and do not allow any modifications. With our C-based programming framework, NexMon, we allow the extension of existing firmware of Broadcom's FullMAC WiFi chips. In this work, we demonstrate how to get started by running existing example projects and by creating a new project to transmit arbitrary frames with a Nexus 5 smartphone.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2016
Creators: Schulz, Matthias and Wegemer, Daniel and Hollick, Matthias
Title: DEMO: Using NexMon, the C-based WiFi firmware modification framework
Language: English
Abstract:

FullMAC WiFi chips have the potential to realize modifications to WiFi implementations that exceed the limits of current standards or to realize the implementation of new standards, such as 802.11p, on off-the-shelve hardware. As a developer, one, however, needs access to the firmware source code to implement these modifications. In general, WiFi firmwares are closed source and do not allow any modifications. With our C-based programming framework, NexMon, we allow the extension of existing firmware of Broadcom's FullMAC WiFi chips. In this work, we demonstrate how to get started by running existing example projects and by creating a new project to transmit arbitrary frames with a Nexus 5 smartphone.

Title of Book: Proceedings of the 9th ACM Conference on Security & Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec 2016)
Publisher: ACM
ISBN: 978-1-4503-4270-4
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Sichere Mobile Netze
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Profile Areas > Cybersecurity (CYSEC)
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LOEWE > LOEWE-Schwerpunkte > NiCER – Networked infrastructureless Cooperation for Emergency Response
LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren
LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren > CASED – Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2017 15:45
DOI: 10.1145/2939918.2942419
Identification Number: TUD-CS-2016-14754
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