Security for 802.11 wireless networks.

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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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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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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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WifiPhisher not creating a fake access point

I recently came to know about WifiPhisher. To test it, I set up an access point using my Windows laptop and tried to obtain its password using this tool in my Ubuntu machine. So, when I run the ...
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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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Wireless client isolation - how does it work, and can it be bypassed?

Many SOHO routers these days support a feature called "wireless client isolation", or similar. What this is supposed to do, in principle, is to limit the connectivity between wireless clients ...
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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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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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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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My WiFi (with my own password) is connected to our office network. Is it secure?

Is there a possibility that they can see my browsing history, media transfers, Skype sessions and even FaceTime?
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Bypassing a captive portal with tor

I know that NSXTS and Iodine can be used to bypass a captive portal by taking advantage of permissive DNS firewall rules. What I have found recently is that simply by using Tor, I can also bypass a ...
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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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How does Dumper program get default WPS without bruteforcing them?

Today I tried a program called Dumper 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 the ...
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How does WPA2-Enterprise protect against an evil twin attack?

Original question title: What information do EAP-TLS certificates contain I recently read a couple of topics on stackoverflow, concerning the verification of Wi-Fi access points: How Are Wi-Fi ...
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Can wifi administrator see data transfer over android phone. precisely gmail app communication

sometimes I connect to wifi outside my home in office , restaurants and friends house. I want to know if wifi administrator can see the exact data my android phone communicates? I am only concerned ...
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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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How are shopkeepers getting the MAC address of wifi enabled smartphones?

It is clear that some big malls are tracking all the wifi-enabled mobile phones before they are connected to the network... How can this be done? I have a similar issue... how to get the MAC address ...
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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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Wifi pineapple “Karma”

If a WiFi pineapple does a karma attack and a client connects to it, would you get the password (for the original WiFi) or would the client just connect to you? Is there anyway to stop it?
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Failure to capture any packets on wlan0 in monitor mode

I have read a lot of Q&As that have achieved success in packet captures of Wifi probe requests, which entails capturing IEEE802_11_RADIO (802.11 plus radiotap header) in monitor mode. But I find ...
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How to block or detect user setting up their own personal wifi AP in our LAN?

Recently, I found a user plug a USB Wifi stick on his desktop, and set up an AP without password. How can we detect or block this via firewall rules or other approach?
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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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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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Does using WPA2-Enterprise just change the attack model vs WPA2-PSK?

As far as I can tell based on the reading I've done so far, WPA2-Enterprise uses the same encryption and security algorithms and methods as WPA2-PSK, with the addition of using another service for ...
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Can a wifi network have WPA encryption, WEP cipher and OPEN authentication?

Can a wifi network have WPA encryption, WEP cipher and OPEN authentication?
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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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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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No Handshake from Airodump

I'm struggling to get a handshake from my router when using airodump. I'm running this from Kali Linux live CD. airmon-ng shows my wireless card is an Atheros AR9462 using the ath9k - [phy0] driver. ...
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Is there any security threat with open WiFi connection?

For a few days, my mobile device has been able to catch Wi-Fi signals that are within its radius. It's not asking for a password to use the service. So, I'm using the Wi-Fi service whenever I need to. ...
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HTTPS in captive portals and the Apple Captive Network Assistant

Suppose I connect to the Wi-Fi of a company I trust enough to give them my credit card number (say, my local airport). When I connect to their Wi-Fi network, my web browser gets redirected from any ...
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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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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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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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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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Why can you bypass restricted WiFis by adding “?.jpg” to the URL?

I recently read an article on Hacking a commercial airport WLAN. It's basically about circumventing paid airport WiFi redirections (they redirect you to a certain URL when you type something in the ...
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802.11w protected management frames - Wi-Fi

I've been reading about protected management frames, introduced in 802.11w, and had a few questions. Apparently, a message integrity check is provided with de-authentication frames, allowing either ...
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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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WiFi WPA cracking with Reaver [closed]

This question is for anyone who has tried or succeeded to crack WiFi WPA/WPA2 keys with BackTrack Linux and Reaver. So, I wanted to test it on my WiFi router. I started everything as described here. ...
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WiFi security using IEEE 802.1X - how secure is it?

My company's set-up involves a single AP (TPlink) that is configured to authenticate clients using RADIUS. All works well, but: on a regular WPA/WPA2 network, once you have the PSK, you are able to ...
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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?