Security for 802.11 wireless networks.

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How the shopkeepers are getting MAC address of wifi enabled smartphones

It is clear that some big mall's are tracking all the wifi enabled mobile phones before they are connected to the network..how can it been done? I have the similar issue.. how to get the MAC address ...
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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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Can the wifi administrator in a shared office see mail sent through outlook?

I am hot desking in the same office as a potential competitor & would be using the same wifi. The building owner runs the competitor company. My question is, can the wifi administrator see mail I ...
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Should I set different passwords for different Wi-Fi bands?

My new router supports both the 2.4 and the 5 Ghz bands, and it obviously allows me to set a different password for each of them. Now, since cracking just one of the two means that the attacker would ...
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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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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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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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wifi devices connected even if they give a wrong password, how can i use this vulnerability

I have an access point that subscribes in the list of connected devices all the devices that try to connect to it, even if they give a wrong password. The device does not give them an IP address but ...
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What causes wifi network connections to timeout? [closed]

i was wondering what actually causes wifi network connections to timeout. for instance, say my laptop is connected to my wifi and i yank the battery out such that my laptop can't send any proper ...
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WPA2 enterprise credentials involved in encryption?

Since encryption keys are session-based in WPA2 enterprise, if person A obtains person B's credentials, will person B's encryption key still be safe? Is there any way person A could use person B's ...
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Internet monitoring and DNS encryption

If someone hides their DNS traffic by encrypting it with a service such as OpenDNS's DNSCrypt, would you still be able to see which URLs they're viewing? Also, if that person uses HTTPS 100% of the ...
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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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WPA/PSK Dictionaries

So i have been reading some articles on WPA/PSK encryption, And one said that the hash is calculated like this: Key = PBKDF2(passphrase, ssid, 4096, 256) Where PBKDF2 is a standardized method ...
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Why does changing physical router not warn of possible man in the middle attack?

Situation I swapped out a dead router at home today. I setup the new router with the same SSID and encryption settings. The devices on my network acted like nothing had happened and are happily ...
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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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Can be WiFi credentials obtained by autoconnection feature + a mimicking hotspot?

Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets have the feature to autoconnect to wireless networks of known name. The same is with laptops and other hardware using WPA2. Is it possible to: a. Obtain ...
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How to find out the Chaff packets of WEP?

I have a cap file in which I have lots of 802.11 packets encrypted with WEP key. The problem is lots of Chaff packets of WEP is included in that. I want to remove the Chaff packets and crack the key. ...
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Idea for hiding your mobile phones' location, and still be able to place and receive calls. Any suggestions?

The diagram below is a thought experiment that could provide a certain level of privacy to mobile (smart)phone users, beyond what they currently have. Some of it is purely theoretical, but it should ...
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Exploiting free WIFI security

So I was watching some Backtrack learning videos and similar stuff, and noticed how there is always talk about getting people's information. For example if someone using unsecured WIFI you can see ...
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Shall I enable 'send all traffic over VPN' on my Mac?

I want my Mac to be as secure as possible, but I don't know if the send all traffic over VPN option is safe or not. Please can someone explain if it is more secure to enable it or not.
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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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intrusion detection on own hotspot?

Is it possible to detect failed logins on the hotspots you create with your windows/linux laptops? So you can detect some dumb brute force/guessing attempts? For example, a log like this: TIME DATA - ...
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Four-way Handshake in WPA-Personal (WPA-PSK)

Can someone explain to me in what consists the Four-way Handshake in WPA-Personal (WPA with Pre-Shared Key), which informations are being sent between AP and client, how is it possible to find the AP ...
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IP cameras or webcams and wifi/network security

If I have a: router with stateful packet inspection turned on, plus WPA2 security on the wifi network an IP camera or webcam connected to this Wifi network Is there any way to ensure that: ...
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Why is a CA certificate required for EAP-TLS clients?

When setting up clients with WPA2 EAP-TLS, most clients (ie: my phone, my computer) require both a client public/private keypair (for obvious reasons) and a certificate authority certificate. It's ...
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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? (Side question is there anyway to stop ...
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Securing wifi with encryption

So I have been hearing that using WPS Pin is not secure at all and that there are available downloads that can brute force attack the pin until it uncovers it depending on what encryption you use. I ...
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Why not plug DeAuth

They way I understand DeAuth-ing a user on a wireless network is this: The attacker pretends to the AP he is the user and to the user he is the AP. He then tells the AP (as a user) "I need to ...
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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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Wifi security SSID clarification

I've read several Wifi security related questions on here. There are two things related to the SSID which I don't fully understand. Is there a best practice for SSID naming? I know that changing the ...
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Sniffing 3g network Pockethound

I was wondering if its possible to prevent 3g sniffing. Its not about the security of the information sent over 3g, but being able to use your 3g without anyone able to see traffic. There are machines ...
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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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How to prevent user's mobile phone position tracked

Trying to follow up this post How to trace a (mobile) phone? , the answers on how to prevent being tracked while you own a mobile phone are: You cant. (even if you use disposable phones etc) 1) Why a ...
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Does WPA2 Enterprise mitigate evil twin attacks?

One of the dangers of using WPA2-PSK is the possibility that an attacker may setup another wireless network with the same SSID and even use the same access point MAC address via MAC spoofing. The ...
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Are strong WPA2 passwords “good enough” for WiFi security?

I'm currently using WPA2-PSK with CCMP on my home WiFi network for encryption and security. I was a big fan of MAC filtering, until I realized that MAC addresses are publicly sniffable in the 802.11 ...
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Is it possible to detect when a device has been MAC filtered on a Wi-Fi network?

Is it possible to detect when a device has been MAC filtered on a Wi-Fi network? I don't know if it's in the 802.11 standard, or if it's just implemented by ignoring the client network packets.
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What are the risks of a rogue Access Point? What lessons can be learned from the Wifi Pineapple?

I'd like to educate colleagues and peers on rogue access points using the tool "Wifi Pineapple". What are some specific security-related lessons I could demonstrate? If applicable, what are the ...
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Tumblr app on while Android phone logged onto work wifi

I used the Tumblr app on my smartphone to access some adult Tumblr feeds while on my home network. I also used my phone's internet browser to view some adult content. While all this is completely ...
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Are there risks associated with connecting to a public hotspot?

When connecting to a unknown public hotspot, I know that the data transmitted can be captured and, if unencrypted, easily analyzed. But that's not the question here. I want to know whether the ...
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How are WPA Keys stored on a router?

Should the router only store a hash of my encryption key or is it stored as plaintext? I believe (but not certain) that the WPA key is itself an encryption key, buy shouldn't that be encrypted like ...
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Are there any Layer 2 Wifi RFC proposals that isolate each connection from each other? (like a switch)

It's my understanding that everyone on the same Wifi protocol has full access to each other host that it is connected to. Is there any Wifi technology that allows for partitioning and isolation of ...
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Strange packets coming over wireless, looking for clues

While running airodump-ng in town, I have noticed an unusual type of AP or pseudo-AP. There is a steady stream of wireless beacon frames coming in on channel 6. The frames are valid, but have several ...
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What details does my iPhone reveal about the user (if any) when I connect to a wifi network?

I accidentally used my work's wifi to look at porn using my iPhone. I refreshed a tab I had open from a session when I wasn't at work. Now I'm worried my firm will find out. The network is ...
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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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How can I ensure that I connect to the right wireless Access Point?

Under Windows/Linux, client side. How can I ensure that I'm not connecting to a rogue AP?
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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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Is it possible to assign MAC-address-specific passphrases for a WiFi network?

Private network access security can be defined by a unique WPA2 passphrase to grant access to devices and MAC address filtering to control authorized devices. Nowadays mobile devices are legion, so if ...
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Kismet Output Shows 3 Possible Encryption Options, Which one?

Ran into an interesting situation with Kismet and Airmon-ng while observing a client wireless network. Basically, I'm observing the network using airmon-ng, and I have my BSSID and frequency set to ...
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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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Wireless MAC Address Filtering - Authentication/Association

Can somebody explain to me how a wireless AP denies access to the network if the client does not have the correct MAC Address. Does it not send a probe response when a client has not got a correct ...