An ASX 50 company wanted to see how the HackHunter Pursuit portable WiFi tracker rated against its current method of detecting and locating unauthorised WiFi in a WiFi audit.

Their Existing Method

The Trial

Our CTO Mike Thompson walked the floors of 3 buildings over 3 days with the Pursuit tracker, side-by-side with their two-man team using the laptop and WiFi analyser. 

Their Method

On each floor the team member operating the laptop would:

On each floor the team member operating the WiFi analyser would:

The HackHunter Method

On each floor Mike would:

So what happened?

The HackHunter Pursuit tracker was 300% more effective during the Wifi audit, finding the APs first by a wide margin, except in the few cases when the WiFi analyser was right next to the AP and the Pursuit tracker was on the other side of the floor when tracking started.

Our Pursuit tracker alerted that there were 3 potentially malicious APs:

We were even able to do something the laptop and WiFi analyser couldn’t do at all – tell the difference between unauthorised and malicious WiFi.

The HackHunter Pursuit tracker was so much easier to use (lightweight, single-hand use and 10.5 hours with no battery change) that the team member operating the heavy WiFi analyser asked to swap!

Through this trial we proved that HackHunter Pursuit is significantly more effective than the existing method of performing rogue access point and Wifi audits, finding rogue access points and other potentially malicious WiFi sources quicker, easier and more accurately, saving time and money.