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Why can you bypass restricted WiFis by adding “?.jpg” to the URL?

I recently read an article on Hacking a commercial airport WLAN. It's basically about circumventing paid airport WiFi redirections (they redirect you to a certain URL when you type something in the ...
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Is there a way to make a WEP-secured AP uncrackable?

For some days I was feeling that my Internet bill was booming. Then I recently found out that a boy near my house was accessing my router to use the Internet. Then I read some articles how to crack ...
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Does restricting the names of computers allowed to connect to a wifi network provide any security

In response to a statement elsewhere that MAC address filtering was essentially useless for protecting a wifi network because it was trivially by passable by network attack tools, I was asked if the ...
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WPA2 ephemeral key derivation

I'm trying to learn how ephemeral keys in WPA2 4-way handshake are derived. Starting from 4 EAPOL packets sniffing, I successfully derived PMK and PTK reading ANonce, SNonce, and knowing ASCII-PSK ...
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Can TTL field in IP header be used to locate the router nearest to the sender? [on hold]

Under the Internet Protocol, TTL is an 8-bit field. The TTL field is set by the sender of the datagram, and reduced by every router on the route to its destination. Consider we have TTL values from ...
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Virtually isolate a server test environment [migrated]

What is the minimum implementation that ensures some test servers (like domain controllers) don't send out network traffic that crosses over with production systems? The purpose would be to setup a ...
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WEP password cracking

I was testing WEP password cracking on my router. I had set a thirteen character password ("TESTING123456") and tried these commands: airmon-ng start wlan0 Then I started airodump-ng using this ...
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WLCTL protocol detected by sniffer in an Android tablet

I detected that my rooted Android tablet had a slow connection. Trying to find what is taking the bandwith, I installed a firewall (DroidWall) and I blocked all the applications thinking that one of ...
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Traffic shaping during a MITM attack [migrated]

In my local network there are about 10 computers. I setup ettercap to do arp poisoning between a particular host and the gateway and now I can see that host's traffic. What I wanted to do next is to ...
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How can we locate the exact location of an IP spoofer? [on hold]

How can we locate the exact location of spoofed traffic without employing huge changes to our current network infrastructure. Not at the AS level, but to the exact IP spoofer or the IP address of the ...
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Laptop won't detect wifi after an issue with WiFiKill [migrated]

My brother used WiFiKill on my laptop as a prank. I think I turned it off by simply clicking Start on the top middle of the page, to change it from Start to Stop. I thought that had solved the problem ...
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Can an attacker “simulate” a private IP address?

I have a SSH server with a rule that does not allow password connections outside the local network. So people already on the local network, either physically or via VPN, are allowed to connect with ...
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Is possible to get infected by only staying connected to the Internet (nothing else)?

I have a router and I'm the only user. I have a computer with Linux and a tablet with Windows 8.1. Because of a few problems, I had to reinstall Windows on the tablet. Since I'm a bit paranoid about ...
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Why is shared less secure than open when it comes to WEP?

According to this post, Jeffrey Tippet (Microsoft employee) writes: WEP can run in two modes: shared and open. Despite the names, shared is actually less secure than open. Because of this, our ...
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Padding of 802.11 packet with 0's in libpcap [closed]

I am trying to send probe request to Access Points.But whenever I send a probe request packet it is padded with 0's i.e I see two packets on wireshark for every packet I send : a non-padded packet and ...
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Snort even though working properly does not report majority of rules

I have installed Snort 2.9.7.0 and it does not detect majority of attacks, such as nmap port scans, downloading exe files, opening documents containing keyword "root". I use Snort together with ...
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How to know if I'm under a MITM attack

If I am connected in a public WiFi, is there any way to know whether I am under attack or not while browsing sites using SSL? For example, if I visit facebook.com and the URL starts with "https://", ...
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Enumerate the subdomains of a given domain - what's the point?

There're a number of security tools out there that enumerate the subdomains of a given domain. I wonder: What's the purpose of that in terms of security / hacking? Is there any way to do that other ...
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Client misunderstanding nmap [closed]

My client wants their public facing IP addresses to be secure, but thinks that running nmap port scans will draw attention from hackers. To settle this once and for all, what do you say?
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Cheap and efficient strategy to protect against professional attack?

With things like NSA or state sponsored attack, it seems that no one is safe from a technical point of view. Is there any efficient method or strategy to protect against them? My guess is that ...
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Protection of information terminal running Windows OS [closed]

I need an information computer terminal to work 24/7 in a protected public area. Operating system is Windows POSReady 7 EVAL. I need this terminal to send HTTP messages to a single IP address in the ...
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Security risks for a simple network configuration screen in android [closed]

I am building an Android App that pulls chart information from a server where the connection is specified on this view Ideally, the end user will put in a valid host and port resulting in business ...
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Is it there any effective way to prevent shodan to access my webcams [duplicate]

Recently while browsing using shodan, I came across a search string to explore webcams. Some of the searches I carried out were: webcamxp city:city name webcamxp geo: longitude and latitude ...
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Cuckoo with pfSense [migrated]

I am trying to set up Cuckoo with pfSense, and it is either not getting the information from the Cuckoo server, or it is not correctly sending the info back to the result server. I am using a LAN ...
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How 'private' is my setup?

I'm currently running QubesOS (so essentially a virtualized Fedora operating system), which I use to access an offshore VPS through I2P (using garliccat). I then route all my traffic through the VPS ...
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Is This A Run32dll.exe Virus [migrated]

I have two run32dll.exe processes, one in System32 and another in SysWOW64. Is one of them a virus or is it normal? Sometimes only one is there (SysWOW64) and this one uses 60-90 Mbs Of memory. ...
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802.11 Authentication/Association and WPA/WPA2 authentication (Four-way handshake)

So I have read that 802.11 standard requires stations and APs to go through the authentication and association before communication can take place. I also know that WPA/WPA2 has its own authentication ...
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Migration from TDM to All IP: any security issues?

My phone operator is slowly abandoning TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) to replace it with IP connections. What are the security risked related to this change? will all the phone line be like in a big ...
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Strange 'agetty' process running on my VPS.

Recently, I had to reinstall one of my VPS servers (again), due to malware. I took what I considered to be pretty good security precautions. I also locked the root account and am using sudo as well. ...
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Is creating a network bridge in order to connect a virtual machine to the internet insecure?

I have created a virtual machine using Hyper-V running OpenSUSE 13.2. In order to get an Internet connection on the virtual OS I created an external virtual switch. Windows 8.1 then automatically ...
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Hashcat does 1-7 numeric characters on brute force attack when specifying 8

I have Hashcat 0.49 on Kali Linux 1.1.0a and I have a .hccap file. It's a WPA2 Network in the file so I chose a mask of 8 numeric characters (?d?d?d?d?d?d?d?d) and instead of starting at 8 numeric ...
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secure use of psexec?

As of March 7, 2014 PsExec now "encrypts all communication between local and remote systems, including the transmission of command information such as the user name and password under which the remote ...
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Identifying the correct ssid

Suppose a wifi network is present with a given ssid.Now I create a hotspot with the same ssid as that of the original network.If a user tries to connect to the wifi , which one will he connect to?Also ...
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Is it Safe to Send an Invalid Password Back to the Client?

It is common for websites to remember the username input value after an invalid login attempt but not the password input value. Take SE for instance. When I attempt to login with an invalid password: ...
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Which factors should you take into account when deciding whether users should be informed of a penetration test?

Say you are conducting a penetration test of an internal network. The internal network comprises of workstations, servers and company and contractor laptops. In an ideal world, the penetration test ...
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What this type of attack called? (gaining peripheral information)

When the intruder looks at the transmitted data and finds information about the sender and the receiver of the data or other peripheral information that won't help him hack the system but know more ...
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Zeus botnet source code

I am doing my project on botnets and wanted to understand the source code of the Zeus botnet. Where is the right place to get started with some analysis of zeus botnet source code? I need a good ...
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User Binding Request with credentials in Lync Dump

I've dumped a call between two lync clients and saw that there were some UDP packets that look like this: Server -> Client 1132 14.495362000 <serverip> <clientip> STUN 146 ...
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How to sniff [possibly encrypted] TDS protocol data from the host the client application is installed on?

Let's say, there is an .NET application on a windows 7 host where I have administrator's access rights. The application works with remote MS-SQL server which I don't control, it also seems that the ...
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What is the difference between SSL vs SSH? Which is more secure?

What is the difference between SSH and SSL? Which one is more secure, if you can compare them together? Which has more potential vulnerabilities?
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Securing the security guy's home office: what should we do?

I read an article in the latest InfoSecurity magazine (an infosec trade rag by Elsevier) saying that us security professionals aren't necessarily taking the correct steps to protect our own home ...
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How to set up iptables [migrated]

I try to understand how iptables works but after a lot of hours and read a lot of articles i have stuck. That i want to do is DROP INPUT & FORWARD policy and open some ports. More specifically, i ...
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What is “Gateway Host Probe”?

I wanted to perform Stress Testing on my router using Metasploit to perform a TCP syn Denial Of Service attack. I have used the following commands: use auxiliary/dos/tcp/synflood set rhost ...
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How to effectivily block torrents on my network?

Hie, As per my network policy, we have to block all torrent traffic from network. To do this, I used to block all ports above 1024 on my firewall/proxy devices. But due to this, many other ...
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How to simulate network attacks and use wireshark to detect them?

I am working on a project which involves me to simulate a network attack and to use wireshark to detect the attack. DOS/MIM etc. I have found the following links that provided help but there are still ...
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Alternative to ECC for mobile security

I asked a question a couple of months back, which led me to ECC. The following question is in continuation: Current Setup: I've two devices A and B which need to interact with each other securely ...
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Ideas on how I can fragment captured network traffic?

I am trying to create a lab environment where I can analyze common IDS solutions (starting with Snort specifically) and their ability to reassemble fragmented IP trains. I have a collection of ...
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Snort - Rule: Alert all php requests

I am trying to understand writing rules for snort. Further goal is detection of sql injections like here. I've read the documentation of snort rules and created this rule: alert tcp any any -> ...
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Is it possible to sniff traffic of a remote network? (With admin access to router)

Me and a friend of mine are simulating a widespread scenario where router configurations are untouched (default passwords) and are visible from the internet. Him, acting as the victim, will constantly ...