Security for 802.11 wireless networks.

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Is it possible to locate wifi routers not in your range? [closed]

For example, would it be possible for someone to sit at home, and still see broadcasting networks within a radius of lets say, 50-100miles.
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What is the difference between key mechanism in wep and wpa

I haven't found the resources explaining about exact authentication mechanism about wpa-psk in the internet. finally i found securitytube videos i found one video regarding the wpa-psk concepts.in ...
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I tried to break my WiFi: is 8 uppercase letter strong enough?

My Wi-Fi WPA-PSK password looked pretty weak: 8 uppercase letter. I have checked with another router from the same provider and the pattern is the same. To see how weak this is I tried to hack it ...
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If WPA2-PSK is insecure, what other options do home users have?

from what I'm reading online it seems that one can land attacks and successfully crack a WPA2-PSK wifi network, is that true and if it is, how home users can secure their networks? I seen an ...
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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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How does WifiKill work?

How is possible for Wifi Kill to block someone from using Wi-Fi, even if you don't have access to the router settings and you even don't use MITM (I think)?
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If someone hacks my wifi connection what if any control do they have over radio waves in my house? [closed]

A couple questions on wifi security. If someone knows my wifi password (be it WEP or WPA) what kind of control do they have over radio waves? Can they emit radio waves from computers on my network? ...
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What attacks or exploits are possible when MAC address, IP, and Port of a WiFi access point are known? [closed]

I just accepted a position at a small firm and was testing the previous WiFi setup for flaws and exploits that were possible. We have two AP's for business and guest connections, everything checks out ...
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can my internet provider see my communications? [duplicate]

Can my ISP see what i am communicating through Skype, Facebook, Yahoo-Mail and so on? I am not asking this from a legal perspective, but only from a technical one. Also I am not talking about ...
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Login on public Wi-Fi networks using HTTPS [duplicate]

Is it safe to log in to my e-mail account with my iPad's Safari through a public Wi-Fi network (let's suppose someone is eavesdropping the traffic) provided that the e-mail provider uses HTTPS?
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How to forge custom IEEE 802.11 packets?

I read about 802.11 networks and found out that all the frames from client are directed to the AP. How can I forge IEEE 802.11 packets so that I can send them directly to the clients using the group ...
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Least riskiest option when it comes to reinstalling the OS

I understand security is a continuum rather than a binary, which is why I'm asking this question. I need to reinstall the OS on my Macbook. However, after a security mishap, I’m far more alert about ...
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Bluetooth/WiFi Identity tracking in public spaces - How to discover?

Your unique mobile device WiFi MAC addresses as well as your Bluetooth unique address can give away enough information to identify you and track your location in public spaces even if you don't ...
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How can I test my guest network?

I enabled my guest network and put my devices on it so my communications could be separate from the rest of my family on the main network. How can I test this to ensure the guest network really is ...
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Wi-Fi asks to accept (self-signed) certificate – What is it used for?

When I tried to connect to my University's Wi-Fi for the first time, it asked me to accept a (probably self-signed) certificate. Luckily they published the fingerprint so I was sure it is safe to ...
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Connect to Hidden network using wpa_supplicant [closed]

I have router [ssid: wifi_team, pwd: delhi123 and security type: wpa2] as hidden access point and other end wpa_supplicant is running from comand line. I am trying to connect to my router, while ...
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How can I see the websites visited by clients of my WLAN?

How can I view the websites that are visited by the user of my wifi? What tools are required to do this? And one more question: can I see the WhatsApp communications?
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Sent images on company WiFi network by accident [duplicate]

I know this was stupid, so I don't need to be told that...here goes: I was at work and thought I was on 4G network on my Android phone but after sending a number of nude pics via a social media app ...
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Is a VPN really required with free Wi-Fi on a train?

Our local train service has added free Wi-Fi. I have been checking GMail and logging into a few apps. Then logging into websites using HTTPS. Is this secure, especially if done via app? The network ...
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What was the purpose of this attack if one took place?

Background Windows 7 Home Edition HP desktop (no av/no firewall/ remote assistance enabled) two external drives attached/no documents on internal drive connected to fios wifi (wep ...
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How much information can be gathered about a network without connecting?

I'm working on a project that ideally needs to be able to identify local wifi networks, and be able to recall them if they are approached again. Is there any unique identifying information that can be ...
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What are WiFi certificates used for? What are they?

Recently my university updated the certificates for authenticating on their WiFi network. I was hesitant to accept it because I wasn't sure what accepting it entailed or even what it was and what ...
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What would be the most efficient way of brute forcing a wifi key [duplicate]

I was wondering how can a brut force of my wifi be prevented so I want to know the best technique that can be used to brute force it first, so protection isn't my question. My question is: What brute ...
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Does WPS actually send passphrase?

As you know, by hacking WPS we can get the networks PSK but my question is that does WPS exactly transfers PSK when connection established? If so, Why does it need to send PSK? I mean, if the session ...
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Discovering IP or Mac address of mobile devices passing by.

Is it possible for someone to discover the IP and/or MAC address of my mobile device, even if I do not attempt to connect to their network?
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Can a WiFi access point operator tell that I'm streaming video to my phone?

I work at an office typing numbers into a computer. It gets quite boring sometimes, so I go on Netflix while using their WiFi on my phone. Can they tell what apps I'm using, based on network traffic? ...
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Stopping ill-mannered use of guest wifi [closed]

I support a small business' tech issues including setting up a guest WiFi network. The WiFi is important since they want people sitting around and consuming their product. Over the past months ...
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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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What's the best way for remote desktop control (100m away)? [closed]

I have two desktop computers with one located far away from the other. I want to use remote desktop control on pc1 to watch videos from pc2. Currently I use teamviewer via LAN(wifi), but it is ...
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Using dnscrypt on a public hotspot with a captive portal

What strategy shall I take if I wanted to use a dnscrypt with a public hotspot that requires login through a captive portal? Such hotspots require DNS settings to point to their servers (via DHCP) so ...
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Was I hacked remotely, how could I find out? Windows 7

I was cleaning out my old windows 7 HP desktop computer approximately 5 months ago. There was only the expired Norton 360 as far as antivirus and no firewall. Up until this point I disabled the wifi ...
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What prevents a coder from brute forcing a wifi?

I know that a coder is able to connect to a wifi through code so my question is: Is there anything that will make it difficult to brute force a wifi password?
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Are Apple Airport routers really more secure than other routers?

I'm asking because I just got the Airport Extreme because I read that it is one of the few routers out there that does not come with a built-in WPS switch. While this provides some comfort, does it ...
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Is ARP poisoning necessary?

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't it possible to sniff WiFi traffic in the air? If so, what exactly is the point of ARP poisoning? In this scenario, the attacker would already be authenticated on the ...
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Is it feasible to use DNS query packets as a reflection tool in public WiFi environments?

It's common sense that DNS query packet can be used to establish convert channels. But in my experiment of DNS query reflection, where I send out DNS queries with spoofed source IP and MAC address to ...
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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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Why is there a list of known WiFi networks in my airodrop-ng output?

As you can see that in the second list -visible devices, if I am not mistaken- the top device is my main laptop, this output is from a different laptop that is, of course, not connected to any ...
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Connect to a wifi through code [closed]

Is there any way a person could write a software using for example C++ to connect to a wifi completely by using code?
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How to Man-in-the-middle a whole network?

When performing a MiTM attack, you generally need to specify the router's IP address and the "victim" IP address. I'm trying to demonstrate to a business owner why he needs to secure his network, but ...
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Protection of eduroam credentials

Recently my educational institution officially switched over from the their own wireless network to eduroam. If I understand correctly from the FAQ, credential authentication is performed on the ...
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How wifi sense actually connects to any network?

I read that using Wi-Fi sense, we can share our Wi-Fi networks with others and it stores pre-shared keys on Microsoft servers. Please help me understand the below scenario: I am sharing my network ...
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Security during data transfer

I am downloading a file from a http site on an wifi network. Is it possible(even theoretically) to change the contents of the file(or replace it with a malicious variant) during the download process? ...
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WiFi Network Whitelisting?

At school we have a school-wide LAN network. It connects all the wireless devices to the internet. I've gotten the wireless pass code and have successfully connected to the network, yet I can't use ...
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Can I completely impersonate another wireless device?

I recently decided to fix up an old laptop by replacing some missing parts. I installed Kali 2.0. I also figured the most secure OS should be an OS designed for use by security professionals; ...
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Why do phones send wifi probes?

They could just listen to beacons. Why do they probe for every network you've ever connected to? Do other wireless devices do this? Does Windows, Linux esp. Kali, do this?
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Sniffing traffic on a secured wifi connection

Open wifi is a security risk since all the data can potentially be sniffed by anyone. What I want to ask is even on a secured wifi (which requires some kind of password for authentication), the data ...
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Is it possible to setup a rogueAP that indicates it is encrypted with WPA2 but in fact is open?

I want to create an exact duplicate of an existing access point that use WPA2 AES (CCMP) for encryption so that the clients will automatcally be connected to my AP.So I uesd this command airbase-ng ...
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How does my internet look over a public wifi connection? [duplicate]

I am curious. I use VPN over a public wifi. How does my internet traffic look as it is being transmitted over the public wifi connection? Can anyone intercept and determine what websites I visit? ...
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Public AP: How to reduce vulnerability window between Captive Portal and starting VPN?

I always use a VPN on my Mac when I access over public APs (such as coffee shop free WiFi) How much should I worry about the window of time where I am in the captive portal (the agreement screen) and ...
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Open WiFi Network Where All Confidential Communication is Encrypted Through Other Means

Imagine the following scenario: Users connect to an open WiFi network (no password, no encryption) All users stick to secure transmission protocols for all confidential data (HTTPS, SSH, VPN, etc.) ...