Security for 802.11 wireless networks.

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Security risks of disabling SSID Broadcast

I recall having read several articles online, and even passing along the advice, stating that disabling SSID broadcast is not only useless as a security measure but also harmful to the security of the ...
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This facebook page looks different - phishing attempt?

After logging on to a public wifi, I was redirected to this page appearing to be from facebook, and being done via https: which looks markedly different from my normal facebook page I understand ...
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Does EAP-TLS provide a two-factor authentication?

I am currently setting up FreeRADIUS on my pfSense firewall to authenticate WLAN clients (mainly iOS) via EAP-TLS. I have therefor created a user certificate and a user within the FreeRADIUS user ...
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Is Gmail password visible in WiFi?

I am a teacher. I accessed my Gmail account from a school WiFi (BSNL D Link router) after getting the WiFi password from the principal. It opened for few minutes. I wanted to update the settings but ...
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Why doesn't the 802.11 standard implement TLS for wireless handshakes between clients and routers?

Why aren't wireless handshakes sent using TLS? It seems like it would be relatively simple to implement, perhaps having the vendor insert the private key into the routers. That way WPA/WPA2/WEP ...
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Hidden network no beacons

Do hidden networks send beacons? I have seen hidden networks in backtrack and Ubuntu using airodump-ng. The output is weird like the power is shown as -1. Why does this happen? As you can see ...
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Is brute-forcing the only way to crack WPA?

I don't know much about how WPA algorithms work internally. Is brute-forcing an AP the only way to crack WPA? (or to get associated with AP) Another question is about Reaver-WPS, what if an access ...
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Has my network/computer been breached?

I'm not sure if this is the right site to ask, so I apologise if it isn't, but here goes. A while ago I started noticing some odd behaviour. My Gmail account was compromised, it seemed, and I had to ...
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Access router if you don't know password

At home I have a wireless cisco router. Unfortunately I wasn't smart to change its ip or passwords. So anyone who is connected to it can access 192.168.0.1 and log in as admin using password admin and ...
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How to share internet over wifi without commands? [closed]

How can i share internet over WiFi. I am bad at using commands is there any easy way?
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How can I check wifi activity?

I have a LAN network with three computers connecting to the Internet both through wired and encrypted wifi connections. Is there a way I can check who is connecting to the Internet via the wifi ...
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At Starbucks, is my MAC address sent when I accept the terms of service for free Wifi? [closed]

Recently, I overheard by chance some technically savvy guys saying that when you accept the terms of service in order to use the "free" WiFi at Starbucks (which you pay for when you buy some coffee), ...
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Is it possible to encrypt WiFi connection?

Is it possible to encrypt (encrypt traffic) WiFi connection from my laptop to my router? If anyone of you did it? How I can do this?
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Would an unnecessarily long password degrade performance of a WPA2 wireless network?

My friend wants to keep his home network super-secure, due to some trouble that he's had with unwelcome Wi-Fi intruders. So, naturally, he devised an ultra-long WPA2 passphrase (on the order of 100+ ...
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Why can't all wireless cards perform packet injection?

If a wireless card can send packets, why can't it inject packets? All have to do to inject a packet is create a raw socket, construct a packet with the spoofed headers and then send the packet ...
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How to secure a network (FTP connections) from sniffers

I'm actually working in a medium sized company with security concerns. Let me explain you my problem : The context: My office has one single internet line. This line is accessed by anyone in the ...
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Man in the middle attack, bridging wlan interface to virtual wired interface at0

I'm trying to execute a Man in the Middle attack on my mobile phone, I have two wireless cards, one inbuilt in the laptop, running AR9285 atheros drivers, the 2nd is an Alfa AWUS036NHA card with an ...
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Is a VPN enough to hide my trafic from my schools IT department? [duplicate]

At my school we log on WiFi with a personal login. If I wanted to hide the traffic from my computer from the network administrators would it be enough for me to use a VPN service like for example ...
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My WIFI (with my own password) is connected to our office network. Is it secure? More details

Is there a possibility that they can see my browsing history, media transfers, Skype sessions and even FaceTime? Please tell me.
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how to make a web based system that connects only the authorized user in the wi-fi access [closed]

this is for our thesis project. we proposed to study the Wi-Fi security in most related to the users.
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Tracing Wireless Card

Let's say that hypothetically someone had broken into a WiFi connection. We can't find any evidence of whom it is via sniffing the traffic or anything of the sort. Is there any way to triangulate ...
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I've shared my WiFi with my neighbour. How can I ensure they're not downloading illegal content?

I want to ensure they're not downloading any illegal content (torrent websites in particular). If they're using a VPN or Tor, then I guess there's not much I can do, but if they're just connecting ...
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If I set up a home web server, will computers that use my wi-fi be vulnerable?

I'm interested in setting up a web server on an old laptop L1. My plan is to connect that laptop to an Ethernet port on my router. I also have another laptop L2 accessing the router via wi-fi. L2 ...
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Is WPA practically less secure than WPA2 only if QoS is enabled?

I've been looking into attacks that are effective against WPA-TKIP but not WPA2-AES (both using PSK). I've found Vanhoef & Piessens's paper that builds off an attack by Beck & Tews and can be ...
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SRP in local, private wireless network

i am trying to secure the connection between a single-page webApp (angularJS, loaded from a secure source via SSL) to a local server (called BOX) inside the private, local wifi of the user. So the ...
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Securing my network: unmasking spoofed mac possible?

In Kali you can: airmon-ng start wlan0 ifconfig mon0 down macchanger -r mon0 (-r changes mac id to a random number) ifconfig mon0 up This attack for example: aireplay-ng -0 2 -a [ap mac #] -c ...
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How does Wifi Blocking work? Can it be detected / prevented? [duplicate]

Marriott was accused of blocking personal Wifi access points by deauthenticat[ing] packets sent to targeted access points and thus to disrupt access to individual hotspots. Question How does ...
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can wpa2 wifi be hacked by capturing data on an evil twin?

If I copied the wifi essid and channel and did a de-authentication to the clients of the wifi that I want to hack and started a wifi of my own with the same essid, bssid and channel and I started ...
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What does the SSID have to do with a networks security concerning rainbow tables?

I have noticed in a few places people mention that if a popular SSID is used, it makes a network more vulnerable to rainbow table attacks. I saw this in one location and assumed they'd mistakenly used ...
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How to get a Network's WIFI Password through CMD? [closed]

I found that Wifi's Password can be retrived using the network and sharing wizard in Windows, And Technicaly theres no way to store Passwords/collection of bytes in the memory after switching/shutting ...
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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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Is it possible to detect the type of key required when connecting to a wireless network?

So I was wondering if I could determine if a wireless network is asking for a specific type of key such as WEP/WPA ect? Or if it just takes the one you give it and processes that?
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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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Data on Malicious WiFi Network

Let's assume that I unwittingly connect to a malicious WiFi network and visit websites. By malicious, I mean the network has been set up for the purpose of stealing data. From what I've read, using ...
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How to make a android phone anonymous off contract [closed]

How can I make my 2 year old phone not appear to be the same phone? I would like to make it into a WiFi browsing phone that cannot connect to the phone it used to be by it online footprint. Is ...
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What is the need and purpose of packet injection within WiFi attacks

According to my research, the most common WPA/WPA2 WiFi attack requires a chipset capable of packet injection. However I am not sure what this is, and what purpose it serves once you have the ...
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Does WPA2 Enterprise protect against evasdropping from within the network?

At home, I have a simple ISP supplied router where I have set up a WPA2-PSK wireless network for our laptops and other devices. While I played around with Wireshark, I noticed that I could use my ...
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Is Double NAT a secure way to create a public wifi network?

I'm trying to create an open, public WiFi network in my house for guests to use, as I am hosting a (somewhat) large party later tonight. However, none of my routers have any built-in guest networking ...
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WPA and WPA2 Help [closed]

I'm trying to hack my own WPA and WPA2 network for learning purposes. I used A 10 characters length password with only numbers, I know if I had to create the word list file it will be Huge, So I ...
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Why is browsing while logged onto a VPN from public wifi more secure than not?

I've been trying to wrap my brain around VPNs for a while now, but can't find a good source that answers the questions I have. In particular, I can't understand why browsing from a public access ...
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Anything more i can do to be more safer? [closed]

Wi-fi security: WPS disabled WPA2-PSK + AES + 54.000 SECONDS(15h) Group Key Update Period UpnP disabled Spi firewall enable All ALG enable Ignore ping packet from WAN and Lan to router Default ...
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Does having a VPN service mean accessing my email etc. over public free open WiFi mean I have security/privacy? [duplicate]

Is my information secure over public WiFi if I use a VPN service? i.e. protection of emails and login details.
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What are the advantages to using a VPN over secured/trusted wifi

It's often recommended that you should use a VPN when using unsecured or untrusted networks, such as open public wifi or secured wifi that you don't control. What are the advantages to using a VPN on ...
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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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How does deauthing work in aireplay-ng?

I have a question of how aireplay-ng works when it deauths. I mean, it is really easy to disconnect another client from an AP: you just need to run the deauth command (in aireplay-ng) once, specifying ...
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Wifi Educational Hacking - Aircrack-ng wpa vs wpa-psk

I have a question about the max amount of dictionaries need to crack a wpa2 or wpa2-psk password I am using aircrack-ng on ubuntu Is there any possible way to calculate the maximum amount of ...
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Victim loses Internet connection during MITM attack

I tried to do MITM attack on my network. I enabled ettercap, marked my router as TARGET1 and my second computer as TARGET2. Then I enabled 'ARP Spoofing'. I do not know why - but after this operation ...
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How much of a risk to students is an open WiFi network on campus? EDIT: please read in full.

I've been battling bureaucracy at my community college for months on this issue; a few months ago, they changed security on the SSID for students; It used to use EAP, allowing students to enter their ...
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How ChopChop attack against WEP actually works?

From my understanding, ChopChop attack against WEP, which goal is to decrypt one packet without need to know the WEP key, goes like this: First, the attacker takes one ciphertext message from the RF ...
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Enabling wifi or bluetooth before user login in Linux

What would the security implications be of enabling and using wifi and / or bluetooth before a user logs into the system in a Linux box? Thanks for your help!