Security for 802.11 wireless networks.

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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 cellphone based (tethered) Wi-Fi hot-spot hackable?

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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How to use MANA Toolkit for MitM attack?

I have recently developed interest about Wireless hacking, and I can perform simple dictionary type attacks, and etc. But, now I want to get the user's FB or Google credentials, and I want to perform ...
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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 ...
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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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Wifi hack and computer hack?

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 for someone to hack your ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Ways to protect phone from hacking through a wifi network when travelling

I'm planning on traveling to a resort in Mexico. The resort offers wifi, but I know someone who recently traveled to this resort and had their phone hacked via the wifi network. I would be wanting to ...
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Is WPA-PSK AES safer than WPA-PSK TKIP-AES?

On this forum thread I see (translated): On Telecom Router we have those wifi encryption modes Disabled-OpenNet - WEP (128 bit) -> WEP (unsafe breakable in some minutes) - WPA-PSK TKIP 256 bit ...
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If I accept a certificate in order to use my company’s Wi-Fi, am I vulnerable to MITM attacks?

In order to get my personal phone onto the Wi-Fi network at my workplace, I have to accept a certificate: If I accept this certificate, will I be vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks? For ...
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What are the SEC80 and SECD00 Android Wi-Fi capabilities? [migrated]

I have been collecting Android ScanResult.capabilities for a while and have encountered some settings I can't find any description of. [ESS][SEC80][SECD00] and [WPA2-PSK-CCMP][ESS][SEC80][SECD00] ...
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What is this Polish IP doing on my internal WiFi?

Lately I've seen many strange events in the logs of my wifi router / cable modem. Many are linked to the IP address 83.0.68.240 from the ISP, Orange Polanska. Events like "DoS attack: Ping Of Death", ...
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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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Steps to recommend after people connect Android devices to questionable open WiFi access points

What are the appropriate steps to recommend for people to take after they connect their Android device to questionable open WiFi access points? When I say "people", I mean friends and colleagues. I ...
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Can free Wi-Fi hotspot providers snoop on HTTPS communications?

Every article (and post on this website) I find on public Wi-Fi safety is mostly concerned with other people connected to the same network snooping on our communications. As far as I understand it, ...
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Somebody hacked my router and changed my wifi SSID

One of my neighbours hacked the password of my router and he uses my limited internet package. I change the wifi SSID almost daily, but he can hack it easily. Today, he changed the SSID to a hate ...
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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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Can an administrator see all of my info on shared, private WiFi?

I am currently sharing a WiFi network with my neighbor. We are on the same network. I never set up as a Guest. My questions are: whether or not this person can see the sites I visit, the info I ...
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Turn RPi3 Wi-Fi adapter into monitor mode using airmon-ng

For some reason, I can't turn the built-in Wi-Fi adapter on the new Raspberry Pi 3 into monitor mode like I used to do on other platforms. First I kill the processes that interfere with sudo ...
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Is HTTPS over wifi still safe if a hacker can set up a rogue DHCP server?

I always heard that entering passwords or any sensitive information while using a public wifi spot is safe only when visiting an HTTPS website, ensuring that the URI and certificate are valid. Many ...
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Is a longer WiFi password more secure?

Today I had to type the same password to connect to a WPA2-secured WiFi network several times, and got really annoyed with the length of the password. Especially since it is just a phrase repeated ...
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I want to learn hacking but unable to connect to internet [closed]

I'm not sure if this is offtopic or not but i'll ask it anyway. Im 15 and i am into web design and development, working on PHP and MySQL. And i want to learn hacking but unfortunately my windows ...
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Are MAC Address Filtering and SSID Hiding still worthwhile?

On a recent certification exam, I was presented with a question about ways to secure an 802.11 wireless network. It was a multiple-answer question, but the only two available answers that related at ...
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Does MAC address filtering provide security? [duplicate]

Sometimes I need to configure the router and choose which devices can connect to my network (MAC address filtering). For example, limit connections to 3 specific machines. But for an advanced user, it ...
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Not receiving beacons for airodump-ng to work

I have an AP close enough to me with high signal strength but for some reason I'm not receiving beacons from it. Since I don't have beacons coming in, I cannot perform deauth as well. One thing I'm ...
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How can I mitigate the risk of my wifi key being shared with strangers through apps?

Sometimes a guest asks for my wifi password, and I gladly give it to them. Sometimes that guest has a wifi sharing app, and said app shares the key with totally random strangers (I know there is some ...
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Is my network affected by malware?

I am using Wi-Fi at my home, so I can connect more devices like my phone and computer in the same network. For the past two months, whatever website I visit, it loads for a long time and at the end it ...
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How will popular WiFi clients react to an evil twin

If I create an evil twin hotspot next to a legitimate AP and simply clone the SSID, I know that my WiFi client will see these as 2 different APs and both will show up in a list of available networks ...
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Does public wifi pose a security risk to existing logins?

I'm taking a trip soon and want to figure out how safe it is to use public wifi for services. A common piece of security advice I've found about public wifi (example) is don't log into things, because ...
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Am I getting DDOS attacked?

There has been some weird activity with my WiFi router after somebody threatened to DDoS me. I am looking at my WiFi router's activity logs and I don't know what I am looking for. What happens is my ...
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How secure is WiFi roaming if clients connect automatically to access points with the same SSID and security?

After reading a bit about WiFi roaming where multiple access points are set up with the same SSID and WPA/WPA2 shared key, I'm wondering how secure the concept of WiFi roaming is. If clients connect ...
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Network Security with EAP: PEAP and Phase 2: MSCHAPv2?

I want to connect to my college WiFi but I’m worried about the security (data leakage, hacks, MITM). The configuration I used to connect to my college WiFi is as follows, EAP: PEAP Phase 2: MSCHAPv2 ...
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Does TLS authentication encrypt username as well as password?

I connect to my VPN provider using openVPN. The server uses a combination of username / password and TLS authentication. If I am on a public wifi and connecting to my VPN, is my username encrypted? ...
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Sniff wireless (Wi-Fi) trafic with Wireshark

I have a wireless card (AWUS036H) in monitor mode (with airmon-ng start wlan0) on my Debian machine. In Wireshark, in "capture options", all my interfaces are in promiscuous mode. The test network is ...
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Can Chrome browser history be seen on work wifi, even if not re-loaded?

I use the work wifi daily but am always conscious of using work related sites. However Android tends to keep most apps running in the browser so my windows(tabs) are never essentially closed down. ...
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How to get 802.1X credentials with hostapd-wpe?

I've been using hostapd-wpe to create fake access points and trick clients into connecting to them. This plan always worked very well for "normal" WPA2-Enterprise networks, as I've always been able to ...
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Shared Office Network Security - VPNs, Firewalls, and systems

First, let me premise this post with the fact that I am completely new to network security. I have done a fair bit of reading up, but I am certainly by no means a professional. If anything I say here ...
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Is UPnP still insecure?

Here's my question: In today's world, on equipment that is properly updated to the latest software/firmware, is UPnP still insecure, or have its vulnerabilities been fixed? This type of question ...
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Dumpper and Jumpstart for hacking WPS

As asked in this question, there is a program called Dumpper. it can find PIN of AP without brute forcing them. But with another tool called Jumpstart, together they can crack any AP that is running ...
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If someone hacks my wi-fi password, what can they see and how?

If someone knows my wifi password (be it WEP or WPA) what can they see? Do they just see URLs I visit, or can they see everything in my browser, or even everything I do on my computer? Does using ...
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Triangulate a mac adress

Last Sunday my iMac was stolen by a burglar. On Monday it showed up on 'find my mac'. Good police work and a lot of luck ended up in me retrieving my device that was on a location more than 50 meter ...
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How to capture Wifi 802.11 traffic?

I want to capture the wifi traffic from my wireless card, so what i have to do and are there tools for that? I know that there is aircrack-ng and airodump, but these tools need a extra wireless ...