I am wondering if this scenario may happen - described from the users point of view: Being connected to my home router, the connection suddenly breaks. So I go to the wireless network adapters drop down menu, select my well known device to connect. But instead of connecting silently as normal, it asks me for the PSK. After typing the PSK the connection is accomplished. I am wondering what may have happend, but as I am back again online, I am not concerned.
The same scenario from the attackers perspective: The attacker (may be sitting in his car in front of my house) has set up a fake AP with my home routers name. Then he disconnects my PC and brings my home router down. When reconnecting, I actually connect to the fake AP, which accepts any PSK, not to my own router.
Is that possible? In detail: - is it possible to disconnect me from my home router? - is it possible to bring my router down or make it invisible?
If this is possible, any of those WIFI attacks that are described for public (fake) hotspots would also work with private and secured WIFI routers, be it at home or in the office! How would I protect myself than?