Security for 802.11 wireless networks.

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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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 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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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, we’...
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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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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 airmon-...
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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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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? ...