Security for 802.11 wireless networks.

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Does a WPA2-PSK authentication only succeed if both parties know the pre-shared key?

Normally people think of WiFi authentication as the client proving to the AP that it knows the pre-shared key. But does the AP also prove to the client that it knows the pre-shared key? Is it ...
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Can I isolate a specific computer on my network?

My brother gets malware infections practically every week. Apparently he had a infection over the past 24 hours, I only noticed it because I checked the router logs and saw a massive amount of network ...
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Measuring SNR to detect jammers in Wi-Fi networks

I'm trying to figure out a way to detect a Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz signal Jammer. I am not looking into locating the location of the jammer but rather detect the jamming signal. How do i do so using only ...
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What is this hotspot doing to my traffic?

I'm currently staying at a Four Seasons resort using their Wifi. I noticed that while surfing all non-https sites, my webpage seems to be forced into a frame. For example, here is what google's ...
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ARP-poisoning on wireless network - no packets

I've started working with ettercap and ARP-poisoning; however, I've sumbled upon some problems. I've executed the following command: ettercap -i wlan0 -w log -T -M arp:remote /192.168.1.254/ ...
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How to detect infected machines on my wifi?

I currently live in a building with around 40-50 other tenants (mostly students) and we all share one connection to the Internet using one of 3 wifi routers that are spread throughout the building. ...
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How will popular WiFi clients react to an evil twin

If I create an evil twin hotspot next to a legitimate AP and simply clone the SSID, I know that my WiFi client will see these as 2 different APs and both will show up in a list of available networks ...
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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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Why does switching to “n-only” help preventing attacks on WPS?

I just cracked the ap of a friend of mine (Linksys E4200) and we were looking for a way to rid him of the vulnerabilty. Unfortunately the E4200 does not disable WPS when you tell it to (via web gui). ...
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Is MAC address filtering effective on a wifi router? [closed]

I want to improve the security of my home wifi. My neighbor wants to crack my Wi-Fi password with a nutcracker. I tried to activate the protection by MAC address, but now my laptop and smartphone ...
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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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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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What particular concerns should one bear in mind when wardriving?

I'm considering starting a neighborhood-wide wardrive, with the objective of raising awareness to the risks of running unsecured wireless networks. Right now, I'm still in the planning stages of this ...
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How to know if I'm under a MITM attack

If I am connected in a public WiFi, is there any way to know whether I am under attack or not while browsing sites using SSL? For example, if I visit facebook.com and the URL starts with "https://", ...
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How do I protect myself against 'hole 196'?

I came across this question a while ago and read about hole 196. Is there something I can install on my laptop to protect it against WPA2 Hole196? Software (such as Snort or DecaffeintID) can ...
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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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How to choose a good (and easy to use) WiFi password?

Over the last few months I have had to enter WiFi passwords into smart phones, TVs, printers, etc. None of these have real keyboard and they make it hard to enter long passwords or passwords that ...
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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 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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it is possible to make some wifi router out of service without have the connection password?

Lets say i want to make some WiFi router out of service. I can connect to the router and close the WiFi connection or change the password. But in this case i need to have full access to the router. ...
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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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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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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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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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Access point fingerprinting

Does someone know of a project or a way to "fingerprint" an access point (a router)? Fingerprinting should be done irrespective of broadcastet BSSID and ESSID. BSSID and ESSIS may be included in the ...
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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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How unique should I make my SSID?

Some say that a 32-character random string is a good idea for SSID names: Treat your WiFi network name as you would a password. Make it complex and avoid using any whole words. Maximum length for ...
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Best way to secure Wi-Fi Direct connection

I have setup WiFi Direct connection between two Android devices by using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) "push button" for authentication.I also want to secure the connection itself by securing the data ...
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What are the security implications of phone based keyless entry systems?

I have just been reading about Lockitron which promises to provide phone based keyless entry for the home. As great an idea as this sounds it strikes me that it could come along with some very serious ...
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Is it possible to create a custom login page for your own Wi-Fi hotspot?

How do I create my own open Wi-Fi hotspot/access point with a custom login page similar to those found in commercial hot-spots? The page would be accessible using Windows or iOS, and users would have ...
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Secure way to grant access to WIFI network based on dynamic parameters?

I am looking for a way to grant access to a secured WiFi network, based on certain external information? For example, some server on the internet could store MAC addresses that ought to be granted ...
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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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Is it good idea to use a access point MAC address as wifi password?

I realized that one network I'm connecting with is using a MAC address of one of its interfaces. If an attacker would know that fact, could he somehow obtain the MAC address wirelessly and break ...
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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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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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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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WiFi security from another authorized user (roommate)

I believe we use WPA or WPA2 encryption. To what extent can another user monitor my traffic? Monitor my desktop activity? View documents I've saved on my computer? Tell what sites i visit? Tell ...
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Is a public known password protected Wifi more secure than one without a password?

When connecting to a public Wifi from a café for example, some don't use a password and some do. If they do use a password it is often publicly known to everybody around. Does having a password on ...
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Giskismet query, how to select specific data?

I’m basically trying to get some stats from my war drive kismet database using giskismet but I’m finding it difficult to get specific data. Things I'm trying to do: Count how many wireless BSSID’s ...
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How does Karma's open WiFi network successfully protect its users?

Foreword This question has a lot of build-up, so please scroll down to the bottom if you just want to see the question. Please at least skim the background info, though. Background I ordered a ...
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Rainbow tables/hash tables versus WPA/WPA2

In Wi-Fi penetration testing, is it possible to use rainbow tables/hash tables on WPA/WPA2 networks? Is there an advantage of one over the other? ...
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Security in wireless ad hoc sensor network (without physical access)

I want to know without taking physical access, what are the methods that can steal the data in a node. When talking about eavesdropping, how can an attacker sniff the packets? Do they need to listen ...
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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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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 my VPN provider see the name of my WiFi?

Can my VPN provider track the wireless network name, besides the IP? If I'm connecting from home to the VPN via my WiFi called "Whatever" - do they see that my WiFi is called that?
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Steps to recommend after people connect Android devices to questionable open WiFi access points

What are the appropriate steps to recommend for people to take after they connect their Android device to questionable open WiFi access points? When I say "people", I mean friends and colleagues. I ...
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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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Certificate validation with 802.1x PEAP

I recently learned about how WPA-PSK works. If I understand correctly, the 4-way handshake enables the protocol to ensure mutual possession of the PMK (and therefor, the PSK) without sending the ...
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How to detect/list rogue computers connected to a WIFI network without access to the Wifi Router interface?

This is what I believe to be an interesting challenge :) A relative (that lives a bit too far to go there in person) is complaining that their WIFI/Internet network performance has gone down ...
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What about Long Router Passwords and WPS Push-Buttons

I have a question related to the WPS push-button capability on my router. I know that there is some material on the web about this question, but I haven't found anything that's current enough for my ...