Security for 802.11 wireless networks.

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How to detect the “Hello packets” sent by a wifi enabled smartphone

Actually I have a case where I should able to detect the mobile phones and get some data about the device available in my network range without connecting to the network. I have seen somewhere that a ...
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Intercepting wifi traffic

So people always talk about how if you use http over a shared wifi hotspot, people will be able to see your unencrypted data, but I have never been able to make the direct connection from a network ...
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Can one connect to wireless router without cracking WPA2 handshake?

Is it possible to re-broadcast the appropriate parts of a captured four way handshake and connect to the router? If not why so?
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Can the wifi administrator in a shared office see mail sent through outlook?

I am hot desking in the same office as a potential competitor & would be using the same wifi. The building owner runs the competitor company. My question is, can the wifi administrator see mail I ...
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Should I set different passwords for different Wi-Fi bands?

My new router supports both the 2.4 and the 5 Ghz bands, and it obviously allows me to set a different password for each of them. Now, since cracking just one of the two means that the attacker would ...
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Reaver returns different WPS PSK and AP SSID each time it finds correct PIN

I am testing a router for vulnerability, and I've noticed an interesting anomaly. It isn't the first time I noticed it, either. When entering the right PIN, Reaver will return with a different PSK and ...
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How to sniff traffic on my wireless network?

For educational purposes, I want to see what packages are sent over my home wifi with VPN on and off. What program should I use for this?
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wifi devices connected even if they give a wrong password, how can i use this vulnerability

I have an access point that subscribes in the list of connected devices all the devices that try to connect to it, even if they give a wrong password. The device does not give them an IP address but ...
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What causes wifi network connections to timeout? [closed]

i was wondering what actually causes wifi network connections to timeout. for instance, say my laptop is connected to my wifi and i yank the battery out such that my laptop can't send any proper 802....
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WPA2 enterprise credentials involved in encryption?

Since encryption keys are session-based in WPA2 enterprise, if person A obtains person B's credentials, will person B's encryption key still be safe? Is there any way person A could use person B's ...
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WPA/PSK Dictionaries

So i have been reading some articles on WPA/PSK encryption, And one said that the hash is calculated like this: Key = PBKDF2(passphrase, ssid, 4096, 256) Where PBKDF2 is a standardized method ...
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Why does changing physical router not warn of possible man in the middle attack?

Situation I swapped out a dead router at home today. I setup the new router with the same SSID and encryption settings. The devices on my network acted like nothing had happened and are happily ...
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Can be WiFi credentials obtained by autoconnection feature + a mimicking hotspot?

Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets have the feature to autoconnect to wireless networks of known name. The same is with laptops and other hardware using WPA2. Is it possible to: a. Obtain ...
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How to find out the Chaff packets of WEP?

I have a cap file in which I have lots of 802.11 packets encrypted with WEP key. The problem is lots of Chaff packets of WEP is included in that. I want to remove the Chaff packets and crack the key. ...
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Idea for hiding your mobile phones' location, and still be able to place and receive calls. Any suggestions?

The diagram below is a thought experiment that could provide a certain level of privacy to mobile (smart)phone users, beyond what they currently have. Some of it is purely theoretical, but it should ...
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Exploiting free WIFI security

So I was watching some Backtrack learning videos and similar stuff, and noticed how there is always talk about getting people's information. For example if someone using unsecured WIFI you can see ...
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Shall I enable 'send all traffic over VPN' on my Mac?

I want my Mac to be as secure as possible, but I don't know if the send all traffic over VPN option is safe or not. Please can someone explain if it is more secure to enable it or not.
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intrusion detection on own hotspot?

Is it possible to detect failed logins on the hotspots you create with your windows/linux laptops? So you can detect some dumb brute force/guessing attempts? For example, a log like this: TIME DATA - ...
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IP cameras or webcams and wifi/network security

If I have a: router with stateful packet inspection turned on, plus WPA2 security on the wifi network an IP camera or webcam connected to this Wifi network Is there any way to ensure that: ...
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Why is a CA certificate required for EAP-TLS clients?

When setting up clients with WPA2 EAP-TLS, most clients (ie: my phone, my computer) require both a client public/private keypair (for obvious reasons) and a certificate authority certificate. It's ...
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Securing wifi with encryption

So I have been hearing that using WPS Pin is not secure at all and that there are available downloads that can brute force attack the pin until it uncovers it depending on what encryption you use. I ...
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Why not plug DeAuth

They way I understand DeAuth-ing a user on a wireless network is this: The attacker pretends to the AP he is the user and to the user he is the AP. He then tells the AP (as a user) "I need to re-...
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Wifi security SSID clarification

I've read several Wifi security related questions on here. There are two things related to the SSID which I don't fully understand. Is there a best practice for SSID naming? I know that changing the ...
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Sniffing 3g network Pockethound

I was wondering if its possible to prevent 3g sniffing. Its not about the security of the information sent over 3g, but being able to use your 3g without anyone able to see traffic. There are machines ...
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Which part of the eapol packets contain WPA password Hash?

I have captured wifi traffic from a WPA network using Wireshark. I filtered the results for "eapol" packets and noted in the info column there are message type 3 and type 1. I believe this is two ...
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How to prevent user's mobile phone position tracked

Trying to follow up this post How to trace a (mobile) phone? , the answers on how to prevent being tracked while you own a mobile phone are: You cant. (even if you use disposable phones etc) 1) Why a ...
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Does WPA2 Enterprise mitigate evil twin attacks?

One of the dangers of using WPA2-PSK is the possibility that an attacker may setup another wireless network with the same SSID and even use the same access point MAC address via MAC spoofing. The ...
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Are strong WPA2 passwords “good enough” for WiFi security?

I'm currently using WPA2-PSK with CCMP on my home WiFi network for encryption and security. I was a big fan of MAC filtering, until I realized that MAC addresses are publicly sniffable in the 802.11 ...
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Is it possible to detect when a device has been MAC filtered on a Wi-Fi network?

Is it possible to detect when a device has been MAC filtered on a Wi-Fi network? I don't know if it's in the 802.11 standard, or if it's just implemented by ignoring the client network packets.
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What are the risks of a rogue Access Point? What lessons can be learned from the Wifi Pineapple?

I'd like to educate colleagues and peers on rogue access points using the tool "Wifi Pineapple". What are some specific security-related lessons I could demonstrate? If applicable, what are the ...
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Tumblr app on while Android phone logged onto work wifi

I used the Tumblr app on my smartphone to access some adult Tumblr feeds while on my home network. I also used my phone's internet browser to view some adult content. While all this is completely ...
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Are there risks associated with connecting to a public hotspot?

When connecting to a unknown public hotspot, I know that the data transmitted can be captured and, if unencrypted, easily analyzed. But that's not the question here. I want to know whether the ...
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How are WPA Keys stored on a router?

Should the router only store a hash of my encryption key or is it stored as plaintext? I believe (but not certain) that the WPA key is itself an encryption key, buy shouldn't that be encrypted like ...
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Are there any Layer 2 Wifi RFC proposals that isolate each connection from each other? (like a switch)

It's my understanding that everyone on the same Wifi protocol has full access to each other host that it is connected to. Is there any Wifi technology that allows for partitioning and isolation of ...
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Strange packets coming over wireless, looking for clues

While running airodump-ng in town, I have noticed an unusual type of AP or pseudo-AP. There is a steady stream of wireless beacon frames coming in on channel 6. The frames are valid, but have several ...
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How can I ensure that I connect to the right wireless Access Point?

Under Windows/Linux, client side. How can I ensure that I'm not connecting to a rogue AP?
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Is it possible to assign MAC-address-specific passphrases for a WiFi network?

Private network access security can be defined by a unique WPA2 passphrase to grant access to devices and MAC address filtering to control authorized devices. Nowadays mobile devices are legion, so if ...
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Kismet Output Shows 3 Possible Encryption Options, Which one?

Ran into an interesting situation with Kismet and Airmon-ng while observing a client wireless network. Basically, I'm observing the network using airmon-ng, and I have my BSSID and frequency set to ...
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How effective is the iOS “Send All Traffic to VPN” setting at deterring Wifi-based attacks?

iOS version 5 and newer has a setting for VPNs to "Send All Traffic" over that VPN. I think that sending all data to a trusted VPN target would ensure privacy of all communication sent over that WiFi ...
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Wireless MAC Address Filtering - Authentication/Association

Can somebody explain to me how a wireless AP denies access to the network if the client does not have the correct MAC Address. Does it not send a probe response when a client has not got a correct ...
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On a public wifi I just tried to access google over HTTPS and was forced on to HTTP, how?

I'm on a coffee shop wifi. I just typed https://google.com in to my browser and noticed that I got redirected to http://google.com. I tried other google domains (google.ie) and these work fine, so ...
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What are the security concerns when connecting to a WiFi network? [duplicate]

I connected my phone to a protected Wifi network that is not my own. Can anyone accessing the same network be considered a threat on my mobile device? Is it easier for hackers connected to the same ...
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Can I use an AP “Bridge” with password to imporve security over an open, unencrtyped WiFi signal?

I have access in my neighborhood to an open, unencrypted WiFi signal but I am leery of using it because of security reasons. I don't want to let my username, passwords or credit card numbers ...
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Will an IP camera still work if the wifi router breaks or is turned off? [closed]

Im using and IP Camera at home and I have the footage being sent to an online file storage service as well as my handheld device through the internet. If the wifi router at home is turned off or ...
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Is it practically possible to spoof a WLAN access point?

I want to try something out, but I wanted to see other opinions from you guys. What I have: WLAN Access point, with WPA2, ESSID: testing. Home router, I can change the configuration and everything ...
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Can he see the websites I visited? [duplicate]

I live with someone in the same house so we both use the same wifi. He knows the wep password because he set it up in the first place. He's not a hacker but he can set the wifi system at home. He has ...
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I know the WPA-PSK secured wifi password, If I use the wifi, will I be caught? [closed]

I hacked the WPA-PSK secured wifi password from one of the wifi network. If they track their DHCP Client IP, will I be caught? If yes, how? By my computer name or IP address or MAC Address?
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Trace wireless connections in airplane mode

I was wondering if turning on Airplane Mode really disables all wireless connections. If so, anything you do on the phone locally can not be traced, seen, or viewed, hacked, etc. by anyone over a ...
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How to jam wireless AP?

The first comment under this question states: There are "smart jammer" techniques that are designed to mess with the protocol operations, not overwhelm the receiver with noise (e.g., for 802.11, ...
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Alternative to AirPcap for Linux?

I need to sniff WiFi packets, but according to AirPcap FAQ page, it just supports Microsoft Windows, not other platforms. Does any alternative of this product work in Linux? Please don't offer Alfa ...