Hey guys. i need to pick a senior comp sci project topic soon and i want to do it around network security and hacking so to speak. i dont have any experience in hacking so im hoping that this project can get my foot in the door. i havent had any formal networking classes in college. only thing similar is my data communications class which is some what of an over view of how PCs communication. pretty much goes thru the whole OSI model.

our CS labs have xp, 2k3, and linux PCs. we also have tons of cisco switches, routers, and hubs that i could use to setup various networks.

the project is to be completed and presented within one semester (january-april). i'm hoping to figure out something to do so i can start during xmas break.

i was hoping some of u guys could give me some project ideas?