Security for 802.11 wireless networks.

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802.11w protected management frames - Wi-Fi

I've been reading about protected management frames, introduced in 802.11w, and had a few questions. Apparently, a message integrity check is provided with de-authentication frames, allowing either ...
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Is there a tool in Kali Linux that get Wi-Fi passwords only by capturing the traffic? [on hold]

Tools in Kali Linux generally crack Wi-Fi password by injecting packets. Is there a tool that can crack or get the password only by capturing the traffic?
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Failure to capture any packets on wlan0 in monitor mode

I have read a lot of Q&As that have achieved success in packet captures of Wifi probe requests, which entails capturing IEEE802_11_RADIO (802.11 plus radiotap header) in monitor mode. But I find ...
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Klein and PTW wep attack

I'm working on an implementation of Klein's wep attack. For that, I've set up a router with wep encryption and collected 50,000 unique IVs from it. I tried only calculating K[0], meaning - the first ...
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How dangerous is checking email on open Wi-Fi network

How risky is it to check my email on my smartphone on an open Wi-Fi network (i.e. Starbucks or Old Navy)? Is this only risky if someone is snooping? Do they have to be there, or can they leave a ...
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If password is super long, your wpa / wpa2-psk is safe?

sorry im kinda clueless with this stuff... I heard if you set your wifi password to more than 10 or so digits (and make it complicated), then your wpa / wpa2 psk would be safe. Is that true? If not, ...
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Hack Wired Network by Open WiFi on Laptop [closed]

I remember reading about a hack a year ago that leveraged an open wifi adapter. In the scenario the hackers were in the parking lot and gained access to the wired network by means of hacking a laptop ...
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Left Tor browser on overnight found browser with duck-duck go open to a page I did not request [closed]

I left my computer on over night with Tor browser open. The next morning I found Duck Duck Go open to a page I did not request and strange wording in the "find box". Do I have someone in the ...
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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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HTTPS in captive portals and the Apple Captive Network Assistant

Suppose I connect to the Wi-Fi of a company I trust enough to give them my credit card number (say, my local airport). When I connect to their Wi-Fi network, my web browser gets redirected from any ...
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How to monitor websites being visited on network? [duplicate]

I want to monitor the websites that are being visited on my wifi network by the different IPs connected to the network. Is there a way to do this, other than Wireshark?
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Monitor websites being visited on network

I need to monitor the websites being visited on my wifi network by the different IPs connected to the network. What is the best way to do this? I spent some time with Wireshark but I feel it is a bit ...
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The router blocks my computer at a certain hour [migrated]

My dad recently made changes to the wifi settings and started blocking only my computer at a certain hour. I would like to understand a little bit more about what is going on and how the settings ...
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Can I collect wireless packets using Wireshark while being connected to the Internet via cable? [migrated]

I am working on a PC which is connected to my router using a LAN cable, and the other computers in my house are connected to my router using WiFi. We are all connected to the same network, so I ...
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aireplay-ng is unable to send de-authentication packet [closed]

I executed the following commands to check the password security of my wifi with WPA2 in kali linux (in root) airomon-ng airomon-ng start ...
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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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How to configure Kismet to redetect same BSSIDs in a loop?

So I am working on a tool to detect any wifi device using Kismet. When I use Kismet, it works fine, but my problem is, it detects a device once, and until the MAC changes, it wont detect it again. ...
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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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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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A neighbor is using a WEP encrypted router, should I inform them of the security risk? [closed]

Someone in my neighborhood is using a WEP encrypted wifi router. I am not sure who they are yet, but if I find out, should I inform them of the security risks which that poses or are there any legal ...
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How does WEP wireless security work?

I want to know more about how WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) protocol for wireless securiy. From this Wikipedia article I have got a basic Idea. But what is the initialize vector? Is some kind of ...
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Trying to keep high school students out of the Wi-Fi network

I'm a teacher and IT person at a small K-12 school. The students are not supposed to have phones, laptops or access to the network. However, students being students they will try to find a way around ...
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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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Safe to make a VPN connection over coffee shop WIFI?

On my work laptop I regularly create a VPN connection that I use to remote desktop to our web server. Is this safe to do on a coffee shop where random people are connected to the same wifi network?
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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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How can I find out if someone has been on my home wifi network?

I am aware of DCHP tables, and apps that can scan your network to see who is "currently" on your wifi network, but I am more interested in how to tell if someone has been on my wifi network at some ...
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Do VPNs provide sufficient protection over public wireless networks?

I know that VPNs are the standard way to secure communication between a remote user and their primary network, but I've never felt entirely comfortable relying on them when using an open wireless ...
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What is the weakness of aircracking wifi attacks?

I did not come to anything after searching Google for some time. What's preventing someone from just doing an aircrack wifi atack and do any kind of attack once logged on the victims network?
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Bypassing Hotel Wifi authentication using VPN [closed]

I'm currently in a hotel with pay per day WiFi, I have have logged into it a couple of times on my phone. I just turned on my VPN before logging in to the WiFi and it seems to have bypassed the hotel ...
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Rainbow tables/hash tables versus WPA/WPA2

In Wi-Fi penetration testing, is it possible to use rainbow tables/hash tables on WPA/WPA2 networks? Is there an advantage of one over the other? Where would one get said tables or can they be ...
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Can a wifi network have WPA encryption, WEP cipher and OPEN authentication?

Can a wifi network have WPA encryption, WEP cipher and OPEN authentication?
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Knowing the MAC adress of a stolen laptop [migrated]

Recently my HP 1000 laptop was stolen, is there any way to find its MAC address? I connected my laptop to a PTCL EVO (Pakistan) WiFi USB dongle, but in the device options there is nothing I could ...
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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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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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Can Hydra and Crunch be used in combination for HTTP-get-form? [closed]

I'm trying to recover my router username and password without resetting the router for educational purposes. I read that Hydra can be used for "brute-forcing" http-get-form authentication that most ...
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WPA2-Enterprise - unable to find a way around Lanner Electronics

I have currently been working in an environment where I am connected to a WPA2-Enterprise network requiring me to enter my username and password for the network whenever I connect. I have been asked ...
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If I install a certificate for the purposes of logging into a Wifi connection, is it still safe?

There are some wifi networks (large universities for example) which use HTTPS to get to a login page, and in order to verify that they have not been spoofed, provide the certificate ahead of time ...
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WifiPhisher not creating a fake access point

I recently came to know about WifiPhisher. To test it, I set up an access point using my Windows laptop and tried to obtain its password using this tool in my Ubuntu machine. So, when I run the ...
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WiFi deauth attack - Difference between Aireplay and MDK3

I am currently working on some WiFi related security issues, and something appeared to me. I have an Open WiFi network, to which a client connects. I try the Deauth attack from Aireplay ...
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WiFi connection history [closed]

I have a hunch someone is logging on my wifi. I already know how to see who is currently using my wifi, but can I find out who was using my wifi in the past?
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Sniffing wireless LAN network using tcpdump [migrated]

If I correctly understood the basics of the wireless working, I should be able to sniff the traffic of other computers over the wireless LAN. So I connected a second computer to my wireless LAN and ...
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Can my identity be revealed through WiFi access?

Assuming I am using a WiFi connection on my Android phone, can somebody also on the network know the particular sites I visit? I believe they will get to know my MAC ID, but will they get to know ...
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How is wireless WiFi password cracked?

Let's say I have a wireless network that is password protected. What procedures can an intruder take in order to be able to gain access to my wireless network, or at least be able to decipher the ...
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Do WiFi passwords remain accessible significantly after logging in?

"... they'll go to the taskbar and look at the properties of the WiFi router to get the password." is a quote from another question on this site, and is in the context of WiFi passwords. The ...
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Does using reaver crash or bring down a network

Does using Reaver crash or bring down a network? I've googled this and haven't turned up anything. I mean like a home router.
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Reasons for gathering MAC address list

Suppose there is a password-secured WiFi network that exists to provide users with Internet access only. Edit: Consider a guest/mobile-BYOD network as an example. Since filtering access to a WiFi ...
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If I am not logged into my company's WIFI, can they view my information? Or am I transmitting?

I was at work using my phone. We have an open WIFI, but I did not use it to go online. I was wondering, can my information be viewed or was I transmitting data even though my phone said I was not ...
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Internet monitoring and DNS encryption

If someone hides their DNS traffic by encrypting it with a service such as OpenDNS's DNSCrypt, would you still be able to see which URLs they're viewing? Also, if that person uses HTTPS 100% of the ...
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Does a WPA2-PSK authentication only succeed if both parties know the pre-shared key?

Normally people think of WiFi authentication as the client proving to the AP that it knows the pre-shared key. But does the AP also prove to the client that it knows the pre-shared key? Is it ...
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What features should I look for when buying a external wireless card used for the purpose of pen testing/snooping [duplicate]

I'm currently planning to buy an external wireless card for the purpose of pen testing and snooping my own network in order to learn more about it and try to create more preventive measure against ...