Security for 802.11 wireless networks.

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Spying through wifi by the person who sets up wifi

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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Wifi penetration testing: Why aireplay-ng de-authentication does not work?

I am trying to pentest the security of the password of my wireless network. It is a WPA2 with pre-shared-keys. My current computer is connected to the wifi router and I try to de-auth my own machine. ...
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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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Is my WiFi and computer hacked?

Yesterday, I woke my computer up from sleep mode (it had been on all day while I was at work). And my browser was open to an email account that was not mine. Is it possible that someone hacked my ...
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Not able to capture credentials when sniffing WiFi packets

I have an open access point nearby with a captive portal asking me to enter credentials which I don't have. I observed that the login page of captive portal doesn't use SSL protection and decided to ...
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How to enable WiFi while using two wireless cards one in monitor mode and other in managed mode?

I have two wireless adapters, one is internal PCI wireless adapter (wlan0) while other is USB wireless adapter (wlan1). I put wlan0 in monitor mode and wlan1 is in managed mode. But, after running ...
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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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My isp been tracked [on hold]

somebody track my Internet service provider when I was on a site and they can disconnect my Wi-Fi at any given time they please
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How to know what others browse through the network?

My friend connected to WIFI and after 5 minutes he told me which sites I had actually been browsing, and who I chat with. My question is: how do I defend myself against this, and also how did he do ...
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Wifi Sniffer Detection / Prevention [on hold]

Unfortunately I share my work wifi with a separate office managed by someone I deeply distrust. For God only knows what reason he still has the router set to WEP even though it has WPA options built ...
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Unconfigured Router working as Network [closed]

I found a network called "Tenda" while parked on a street in Philly. It was insecure, but I didn't mind that part. (I know that anything I send can be captured and I can even be infected with a virus) ...
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Detecting access point model

Is there any way to detect the model (brand, reference, ...) of a reachable wireless access point without having to connect to it? I've tried sniffing packets with Wireshark, but I can't get the ...
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Can Passpoint X.509 certificates be used to MITM SSL connections on Passpoint networks?

Passpoint/Hotspot 2.0 public networks like LinkNYC require users to install X.509 certificates, for EAP authentication. Can these certificates be used by the provider to execute man-in-the middle ...
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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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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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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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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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How does Dumpper program get default WPS without bruteforcing them?

Today I tried a program called Dumpper and the program showed me default WPS of all of my neighbor access points without bruteforcing them, see screenshot below: I had to cover BSSID and ESSID of ...
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Can an employer see what I'm doing on my iPhone whilst logged onto wifi

I log on to my works wifi throughout the the day whilst at work, I use apps like WhatsApp and iMessages to communicate when I need to, can my employer see the content of those messages (actually read ...
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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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Why is WPA Enterprise more secure than WPA2?

In personal mode WPA2 is more secure than WPA. However, I have read that WPA Enterprise provides stronger security than WPA2 and I am unsure exactly how this is achieved.
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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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What are the difference between WPA2-PSK and WPA2-EAP-PSK?

What are the differences between WPA2-PSK and WPA2 EAP-PSK? What are the pros and cons of using one configuration or the other?
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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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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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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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Does DirectAccess protect non corporate traffic on public wifi?

If I were connected to DirectAccess over public wifi, does this provide any measure of security for non-corporate resources, such as online banking? Would I be better served by going through ...
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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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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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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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airodump-ng mon0 device

My laptop is in monitoring mode. I need to get the details of a client that makes probes and not include other bssid and their station. I run sudo airodump-ng -w s3 --bssid 74:de:2b:45:ed:d4 mon0 ...
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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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Can a hacker sniff others' network data over a wireless connection?

Provided that the hacker knows the WiFi password if any (WEP or WPA), is he capable of sniffing network data of other hosts connected to the same access point?
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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 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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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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What about Long Router Passwords and WPS Push-Buttons

I have a question related to the WPS push-button capability on my router. I know that there is some material on the web about this question, but I haven't found anything that's current enough for my ...
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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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Cisco any connect home wifi use

While Cisco Any Connect is logged into VPN on my work computer over my home private wifi...can web searches made on an iPhone that is also connected to the same private wifi be monitored by the VPN ...
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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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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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My WiFi network is replaced by another network. Am I being hacked?

To begin with, I am not very computer savvy. I am an older person with an older computer and a 2003 Windows XP using Google Chrome for a browser. (If anyone is old enough to remember when Windows ...
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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 ...
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Could Diffie-Hellman be used to stop people who knows the PSK from snooping on your WiFi?

One known problem with WPA2 is that anybody who knows the preshared key can snoop on the handshake and decrypt all subsequent traffic between any parties on the network. In the typical coffee shop ...
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Why do coffee shops not use WPA/WPA2? Would it solve many problems if they did?

So I'm looking into public WiFi security in places such as hotels, coffee shops etc. It seems the current standard is just to use open wi fi connections in many of these locations. I would assume this ...
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If I am an admin of a WiFi router can I learn the password when it gets change by other admin? [closed]

I have a Huawei WS319 router. The admin password is known to me and my friend. Is there any way to learn WiFi password (through automatic notification) if it gets changed in the future, given that I ...
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What is the purpose of changing the default SSID?

Yesterday I got a cable modem, and on the back of the modem there is a small sticker with the name of the default SSID, which looks like Vendor-A11 and the default Pre-Shared Key, which is a long ...
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Why use WPS on an unsecured WiFi AP?

I was searching for my home WiFi AP (router's broken and am trying to fix it), when I found a WiFi access point that does not have any security but does have WPS enabled: Thinking that it probably ...