Security for 802.11 wireless networks.

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Can a third party passively read transmissions if WEP / WPA / WPA2 key is known?

If I connect to a WiFi network sporting either WEP, WPA or WPA2 encryption, can someone other decipher my communication he passively received if he knows the network's passphrase?
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wpa_passphrase command encrpyting psk

Does the wpa_passphrase command turn an ASCII string into hexadecimal and what is the benefit of doing so? Is the psk sent in the header of packets? Can it be easy to sniff if it's in a string format? ...
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How to sniff 802.11 packets without going into monitor mode?

Is it possible to sniff or capture 802.11 packets which sends my computer to the router (AP). I know that I can't sniff packets which have a other destination MAC address without going into monitor ...
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Windows 8 hacking

Can a Windows 8 machine can be hacked, by only knowing the IP address of the victim, without having first penetrated the Wifi? Say I disable the Wifi altogether and start my computer fresh..is it ...
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How can I protect my WiFi if I have two routers?

I have a main desktop computer in my basement. It is connected to a modem box that my ISP gave me, which is also wireless. They also recommended a stronger wireless router, from Linksys, that would ...
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Mobile access is blocked on wireless router [on hold]

My corporate wireless router has blocked mobile devices to connect to it and access internet. I can connect my laptop to the wireless and get internet access. But I want to use internet on my mobile ...
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How to tell whether a 802.11 DATA packet uses WEP or WPA?

i am playing with the 802.11 header, trying to figure out the encryption type of incoming 0x08(DATA) packets. 1) I capture the 0x08 type packet (DATA). 2) I find out that a WEP bit is set (2nd ...
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As an end user on a network, how can I avoid being MITM'd by an SSID-spoofing device?

I've been looking at SSID spoofing devices lately, including the Wi-Fi Pineapple and similar hardware. While these types of devices seem very useful to someone who's up to no good or working as a ...
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Using old router as wi-fi extender/extra security on shared network?

I just moved into a building with three apartments, all of which split an internet subscription. There is only one router, however, in one of the other apartments. For security/privacy purposes, I'd ...
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Can an AT&T router's firmware be changed to a malicious one just by logging in?

Or would an attacker need to know the special Device Access Code to do that? I can't figure how to set an admin password so would I be vulnerable if a hacker knows my WiFi password? Or would they need ...
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How to make my wireless internet or WiFi device secure for personal use? [duplicate]

Sometimes I have seen that my internet packets are being consumed after all I did not use it but my device is connected and ready for use. So it is due to some other reasons or someone is using my ...
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Should I set up additional security on Xfinity wireless gateway?

My sister has an XB3 model dual band wireless gateway from Xfinity which she is using as a wireless router in her house. She currently has it set up so that it appears as an open network. Access to ...
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How safe is accessing HTTP traffic(non-SSL) when using VPN and connected to public WiFi?

Suppose I am using public WiFi and connected to my office network through VPN. I am accessing some applications which are not SSL enabled. How easy it is for an attacker to see the traffic if he is ...
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Wash and Reaver issues in kali

I don't know if this is a silly question, but here it goes. I am trying to get my hotspot's password with reaver on Kali 1.0. Monitor mode is on, I see the target network on airodump, But wash isn't ...
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How effective is MAC whitelisting on a Wireless Access Point?

For the sake of context, let's say I set up my home router with WPA2, a strong passphrase and I whitelisted all of my devices. I know the data is encrypted, but is the layer 2 header encrypted as ...
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Employee privacy when using company iPhone on own Wi-Fi

If I use a company iPhone on my own home Wi-Fi, does the employer still have visibility on activity? If so, how much assuming there are no hidden keylogging programs.
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Cracking WI-FI keys offline at distance?

Let's suppose I was able to get a handshake from my target's network ready to crack, but would like to crack the password far away from that network location. Would it be possible, or do I have to be ...
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How to force clients to connect to WiFi automatically?

I have watched a hak5 YouTube that they did make people connect to their wifipineapple (a WiFi Honey pot) , and they stored the Wi-Fi hotspots, those the phone used to connect to. The historical ...
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Httpclient redirect in coffee shops

In some coffee shops that offer free WiFi (for instance Starbucks), I have noticed that attempting to use HTTP or HTTPS fails unless you accept a notification (on Windows at least) which looks ...
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How secure is LAN wireless 802.11 if password is used with access point?

I've read a book on computer networks, and among other subjects the author touched WiFi security. It was said that WiFi has some serious security flaws and that there is even free publicly available ...
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Is AirPlay at attack vector into a private network?

Our software dev team has an Apple TV and we want to have it connected to the corporate network to be able to reach internal resources while testing custom apps. Our ops team does not want it ...
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How are WPA2 passwords encoded?

I'm trying to figure out a good John The Ripper rule for WPA2 that won't waste time testing impossible passwords. Thus the question - are there any limits on what's allowed in a WPA2 password? Can it ...
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ARP spoofing on WLAN: seeing only traffic coming back

I am attempting to capture network traffic of my mobile device connected to switched network via WIFI, utilizing arpspoof. I did all steps tutorials mention. What I see in Wireshark is only a half ...
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Building an info sec VM lab - safe to keep on my home network?

I'm a new member making my first post here. I had a very quick, and admittedly basic, question. I'm setting up an info sec lab for the first time at home. I'm trying to build some more technical ...
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What does it mean when airodump-ng shows 0 beacons?

I have one particular AP that shows 0 Beacons in airodump. I can see the beacons in all the other AP without a problem. So is it even possible for AP to not send beacon frames?
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Spying through wifi by the person who sets up wifi [duplicate]

A friend of mine has set up WiFi on my PC, knows the password for the WiFi and knows my WiFi id. How and to what extent can he spy on my PC? And can he see the sites I visit?
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Can the router admin page be faked by an attacker?

This is just for my curiosity regarding securing the router. I understand all the things such as securing password, encryption, update firmware etc etc. But I was just wondering could the router ...
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What to look for in baby monitor?

There are, from time to time, stories in the media about baby monitors being hacked. The hacker can for example gain access to the video feed and be able to interact with the monitor. While I ...
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Sniffing packet on wireless connection (airodump-ng)

Short Question: Is it important for a sniffing device to be in the broadcasting range of a client (NOT THE ROUTER) to sniff its packets? Complete Scenario: I assume that a wireless sniffing tool, ...
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Is a computer more vulnerable if wireless is left on when booting?

Normally I switch off wireless on my laptop before I shut it down but I forgot to do this last night. So this morning, after I booted up the laptop, I saw the wireless notification on the bottom right ...
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How to tell if a hotspot is encrypted with Passpoint on iOS

Is it possible to see if a hotspot is using WPA2 encryption as part of the Passpoint protocol on iOS? If I understand it right you'll connect to the hotspot without needing to enter a WPA2 PSK, but ...
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Snapchat tracking over company WiFi. What can they see, save or open?

I sent a snapchat to a coworker during company time. I was not on the work wifi, but now I believe they may have been. What will my employer be able to see from the snapchat that was sent and opened ...
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Accidentally accessing a business's computer through public wifi [closed]

I wasn't sure if I should post this here or on the legal side. Last night while on a double date I had connected to a public wifi and scanned the network, I noticed two peculiar things so I decided to ...
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Is it secure: unsecured Wi-Fi + social network authentication to access the web?

Recently I visited my dental office and noticed a Wi-Fi configuration I haven't seen before. First, there is unsecured (no password) Wi-Fi, but I cannot surf the web yet. I am redirected to a webpage ...
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Who can spy on my wifi usage and websites I visit?

I'm using a WPA/WPA2 encrypted WiFi. Who can view what I'm doing? Also how? Can the person that pays for the WiFi look up exactly what I am doing (e.g. look up exact messages I've sent on Facebook)?...
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Deauthenticate ALL wlan networks/clients in range [closed]

I need to deauthenticate all clients in all networks within the range of my wlan-adapter. Aireplay-ng allows only to focus a single network. Are there any programs or scripts i can use for this ...
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When prompted to add a certificate or profile to connect to a secured WiFi network, how can I tell if it's safe to install it?

Sometimes when I connect to secured WiFi networks on my computer, such as my internet provider's WiFi hotspots around the city, I'm asked to add a certificate to my certificate store. When I'm on my ...
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Cannot capture frames other than broadcast or multicast in Wireshark

My problem is that I cannot capture any frames other than broadcast or multicast over Wireshark on my WLAN interface (eg. no ICMP packets, no HTTP packets, etc.) Please follow details below: OS: ...
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What are attack vectors for attacking tethering smartphones?

Are there any attack vectors for attacking tethered wireless networks (mobile hotspot), other than for normal wireless networks? Assuming the tethered wirless network uses state-of-the-art encryption+...
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Can my employer see the actual video chat if I use Facebook messenger on work WiFi?

I used my personal iPad over work WiFi (Verizon jetpack) to have a video chat with a friend over Facebook messenger. Can my employer actually see the video or just that I used messenger?
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What's the difference between pixie attack and other attacks on WPS?

I have been studying about the brute-force attack on the WPS PIN, and I understand that because the last digit is the check digit, and that the PIN is divided into two halves in M4 and M6 messages, ...
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Tracking down rogue wireless device on network

I have an unknown device that is connecting to my wifi router, and can't figure out what it is to save my life. I've never seen it before and haven't bought any new devices lately, it seems to have ...
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Get the Probe Request of My iphone6

I want to track my iPhone6 device for the probe requests it is sending to connect to the WiFi router. This is my current setup: I have kept the WiFi on and have forgotten the network, in the phone ...
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Can SSH tunneling over DNS tunnel work in China to use free WiFi at airport?

I have followed a tutorial here: http://ebnj.net/sshoverdns/ This tutorial tells us how to carry all internet traffic via DNS tunnel if your airport enables no-limit outgoing DNS. This guides us to ...
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Wireless network risks? [closed]

What are the security risks associated with installing a Wi-Fi (802.11) network in-comparison to a wired network for internet connection?
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Someone claims to have hacked my WiFi. What do I do now? [closed]

My son plays Minecraft on the internet. Someone said they hacked into his WiFi. Our WiFi is locked and must have a passcode to access. Is it possible this happened and, if so what should we do?
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Is it possible for a school to see what you're doing when connected to their WiFi? [duplicate]

Let's say I connect to my schools WiFi, and I log into Facebook. Could they see my login information, my messages and what not? I know they could see what applications you are using, but I'm still not ...
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Is cellphone based (tethered) Wi-Fi hot-spot hackeable?

When we have Wi-Fi router and and somebody is connected to it, they can access its settings by visiting 192.168.1.1 or some other address. If password for router access is weak then router can be ...
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Can my VPN provider see the name of my WiFi?

Can my VPN provider track the wireless network name, besides the IP? If I'm connecting from home to the VPN via my WiFi called "Whatever" - do they see that my WiFi is called that?
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Is it possible to hack WPS PIN of routers that lockout exponentially after failed tries?

I have been interested in Wireless hacking lately, and I can do dictionary attacks, and some other type of attacks. Though, I wanted to hack my ASUS RT-N12D1 router's WPS PIN. ASUS doesn't alllow to ...