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Security for 802.11 wireless networks.

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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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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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Hotspot with same SSID, how does authorization work?

My university has a wireless network I log into with my username and password. It's using PEAP. My phone and laptop automatically connect to this SSID when they detect the network. If someone sets up ...
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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 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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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 ...
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Is it really true that Google knows most of the worlds wifi passwords

Computer World is reporting that Android devices phoning home have given Google a database with almost every wifi password in the world to it. Is this groundless hysteria, or a genuine concern? If ...
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Security w/ Router Behind a Router?

I have a SMB (small-to-medium-business) router (router x) that my workstations run off of in my small business. I wanted to offer my customers wireless internet while they wait for service so I ...
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Honeywell WiFi thermostat security

I recently purchased a Honeywell thermostat with a WiFi connection, and I haven't been able to get it connected to my network yet. According to a representative, the network name and password are ...
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What kind of Wi-Fi security protocol does not use encryption?

I need to sniff HTTP packet over the WiFi network. What kind of WiFi security protocol does not use encryption? I mean if I capture the WiFi packets, no effort required to decrypt wireless packets and ...
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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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What to do when GSM/Wifi is jammed and ethernet cables are cut?

So.. There are household alarm systems (to defend against burglars) which send SMS/e-mail alerts if an intruder has been detected or an alert is trigged. However, Mobile networks can be jammed, and ...
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How is wireless WiFi password cracked?

Let's say I have a wireless network that is password protected. What procedures can an intruder take in order to be able to gain access to my wireless network, or at least be able to decipher the ...
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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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Is writing a document, not saving it, and printing it wirelessly 100% secure? [closed]

Say I want to write a top secret document (yeh, I'm a secret agent), and I use the method in the title...more specifically 1) Write a document on TextEdit on a Macbook Pro 2) Do not save it 3) ...
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Preferred access list (WPA2 rogue AP)

For the following scenario in which victim has a WIFI access point at home (AP-HOME) through which he surfs the net and a client (CLI1) connected to "AP-HOME" via WPA2. The victim also has "FREE-AP" ...
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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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A thought experiment about obfuscating the location of a smartphone when it is in use, is it possible? [closed]

I was thinking about how smartphones are very difficult to use in a way that does not transmit your location, with all the networks it has to connect to (and let's say a 'burner phone' is too ...
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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 secure an open wifi access point

I have seen tremendous amounts of guides on how to protect yourself when using a public wireless internet connection, but nothing about how to protect your public access point from malicious users. A ...
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wpa2-psk + wireless isolation = secure connection?

from what I've read: If I am on a wireless network without encryption, any other computer connected to that same network could easily (with right tools & knowledge) intercept any traffic I ...
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Apple AirPort w/ open network + Time Capsule backups

We have an Apple AirPort running in our office. We are planning on opening a free Wi-Fi network for public use during a small event, but I started wondering about the safety of our Time Capsule ...
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stay anonymous in wireless network even if you are part of it

Even though router knows you are always there, what are some other things we can do rather than changing MAC address Ok the thing is there is wireless access point(router) and a user(owner of router) ...
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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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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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2 routers, a desktop and an Android

Router 1 is setup with WPA and a 32-character PSK. A Linux desktop is connected to it via Ethernet. Router 2 has an 8-character PSK and is connected to Router 1 by Ethernet cable. Router 2 is used ...
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Disabling built-in Wi-Fi adapter and protecting Wi-Fi's MAC address on a laptop

I have an XP laptop with Wi-Fi issues - it connects / disconnects intermittently. Anyway, I bought a USB Wi-Fi that works well. My security question are: Is there a way to completely disable the ...
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Stealing WiFi Internet connection

I received a mail about illegally sharing copyright-protected material on the Internet; I never did it. I checked my router's configuration and noticed that the MAC address of one of the connected ...
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How to detect whether my network's key is being attempted to be cracked?

I use WPA2 encryption. But I know even that can be cracked with the aircrack suite. And a lot of users may not use strong passwords. I've read that while cracking WIFI keys the only noticeable ...
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Can hackers access wireless traffic between me and my ISP?

The computer and the router are located inches apart in my study. An Ethernet cable connects the router to the roof antenna. The antenna talks to the ISP, 5 km distant. I know from experience a ...
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How risky is connecting to a hidden wireless network?

According to something I spotted something in a set of directions for connecting to a hidden wireless network from windows 8 found here (located under Step 1 > "Troubleshoot connection problems" > ...
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Retrieve Admin Password from router [closed]

There is a way to retrieve a router admin password without hard reset? I'm loggen on LAN and know username and local ip address... TKS
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House owner can see who's connected to WiFi; what more can he see?

I live in a rental house, and use the house-owner's wireless network to connect to the internet. The owner can see who is connected to his wireless network and I had a few questions regarding this ...
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How do I secure my network with an open wifi?

I have a business with an open Wifi router for my customers, I was wondering if I put the wifi router on a different subnet would help protect my wired network?
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Possible to safely send money via Paypal on public wifi networks?

I will be away for 1 month and during that time period I will have Internet access only via public wifi networks. I tried finding on the net tutorial on how to safely access and handle paypal ...
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How to use public WiFi safely?

The Dangers of Open Wi-Fi How does one go about sending valuable information (for example inputting email username and password) over a free password-less public WiFi network? The only option that I ...
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How to convert some packets in a readable format [closed]

I am looking for a tool for osx, that can convert this raw data in some readable format. Testing my wifi network, I began sniffing my packets, and ran tcpflow -i en1 -c I want to get the sniffed ...
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Can botnets be injected through open wifi to smartphones?

I have read this paper, which is answers part of the question. It answers, 'open wifi will help increase the spread speed and impact' but what I want to know is, can you 'plant' an open wifi access ...
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Reassemble sniffed packets [closed]

I am attempting to analyse my WiFi network with on Mac OS X, is there a tool to reassemble TCP stream from Wireshark capture. I would like to see the entire HTML pages that are passing through the ...
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Estimated cost to make a brute-force WPA2 attack feasible

It's been shown that a brute-force attack on WPA2-Personal is possible in a reasonable amount of time. These successful attacks appear to be limited, however, to researchers who have the budget to ...
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Ways to look for changes on a PC [closed]

The other day I got the password for our school's Wifi but even though that's the case, I still can't connect. So I visited the guys at my school's IT department and they said they need to borrow my ...
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If a hacker is on the same Wifi Network as I am, what can he do? [duplicate]

Ok so when a hacker has the wifi network's password and gets on the network, he can do things like monitor traffic, catch passwords, even access PCs, etc. But what I'm interested of knowing is what ...
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Why isn't open WiFi encrypted?

As far as I understand, WiFi networks that require no password send traffic through the air unencrypted. Those that require a password encrypt each connection uniquely, even if they're all using the ...
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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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Standard algorithm for WEP key generator 64-bit [closed]

I have downloaded the following function from the internet. It's a WEP Key generator for 64-bit from a giving passphrase. and I m wondering if a such algorithm is a standard algorithm? or it's an ...
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how to monitor a Wifi (802.11) network?

How to capture a sequential stream of data between two machines, making no assumptions about network layer protocols? On wired network, one can do it by ARP spoofing and then sniff the network. One ...
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Is the GTK or MIC in the unencrypted portion of a WPA protected frame?

In order to decrypt traffic you must have all 4 portions of the WPA Handshake. In WPA protected data frames, is there an unencrypted portion of that frame that has some sort of identifiable value to ...
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Is it safe to log into my bank website over a public wifi?

Is it safe to log into my bank website over a public wifi (like a coffee shop)? I apologize if this is a really dumb question. I realize that the connection between the browser and bank servers ...