Wireless security topics including 802.11, Bluetooth, and others.

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Strange device in routers client list

Due to a high number of clients connected to one of my routers I recently changed it's password and reboot it. I also disabled WPS. The router is a ZyXEL Prestige 660. After the reboot the client ...
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Securing Laptop's Wireless

When ones goes into a public space, like a train or plane, how does one prevent their previously joined SSIDs from being broadcast? I noticed that my phone and tablet tend to try to join these ...
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Wireshark does not show wlan traffic of iOs/Android devices (but shows traffic of my others devices) [migrated]

i am trying to sniff the Wifi traffic of my home network. for that, i run Backtrack LiveCD on a laptop with a DLINK AirPlus DWL g650 wifi adapter. i set my WPA key in wireshark, and running wlan ...
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Problem setting up two Wi-Fi module for two way communication [migrated]

I have two Wi-Fi modules (Moxa AWK 3131) from MOXA. I am trying to set up these two modules in such a way that they can talk to each other. I have connected them as follows, I have configured the ...
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Shielding electromagnetic wave

I tried putting mobile phone in a microwave oven and close it, putting the phone in a fridge, a cooker and close it,... every time the phone still can receive the call from other phone which means ...
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What is the best way to run MitM attack on my wireless network?

For research purpose, I want to launch a MitM attack on computers that are connected to my wireless network. I wonder what is the best way to do so. Notice that I control the router, and do not want ...
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Mechanisms to prevent error propagation in wireless networks with respect to the avalanche effect [closed]

I was wondering what mechanisms exists that could be used to prevent error propagation in wireless networks and especially with respect to the avalanche effect. I know ARQ and FEC can be used, but ...
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Enabling wifi or bluetooth before user login in Linux

What would the security implications be of enabling and using wifi and / or bluetooth before a user logs into the system in a Linux box? Thanks for your help!
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Remediation against relay attacks (ie. NFC)

Question first: Is there any remediation for passive MITM? I've come across examples of NFC relay attacks which use phones to get around the proximity requirement for NFC payments. It looks ...
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What are European security standards in setting up a wireless ad hoc network?

I would like to know the major security standards I must follow while setting up an ad hoc wireless network in an organization situated in Europe. I am not sure about the length of my answer. If its ...
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Keyboards using 2.4GHz with AES

I got a Microsoft Sculpt keyboard, as it seems to be a small improvement over the much loved Ergo 4000. (What I'd give to have an Ergo 4000 with CheryMX Blues...) On various sites, they have this one ...
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Can I create a fake AP with my wireless card? [closed]

I type iw list and these are the supported modes: Supported interface modes: * IBSS * managed When I run hostapd hostapd.conf I get this: Failed to create ...
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Is it even possible to hack a television channel?

In spite of all the hacking news in the recent few years I never heard of someone who managed to hack a TV channel. What makes them so secure?
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Is (WEP) shared key authentication secure?

I've been reading up on wireless authentication and shared key authentication sounds completely bonkers. I know WEP is very insecure and breaking it with aircrack-ng takes 5-15 minutes but this sounds ...
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Is it possible to detect the type of key required when connecting to a wireless network?

So I was wondering if I could determine if a wireless network is asking for a specific type of key such as WEP/WPA ect? Or if it just takes the one you give it and processes that?
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Is there any way to hack the password of my neighbour WPA-PSK and WEP connection [closed]

Is there any way to hack the password of my neighbour WPA-PSK and WEP connection of WI-FI without using a keylogger. I tried a lots of softwares and efforts but unsuccessful. Can any one suggest. I ...
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Could SSL-like encryption be used for not password-protected wireless access points?

I'm looking at ways an outsider (i.e. someone without a possible password) of the network could sniff the communication within the network, specifically focusing on WLAN. This is what I understand ...
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Identification info that my wireless card sends to the (wifi) network

Are any other identification information that my wireless card sends to the Wi-Fi network apart from the MAC address ? If so are they changeable? Let's say, for example, that I connect to a Wi-Fi ...
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Can AES encryption prevent modifying bits in a wireless protocol?

I'm building an application with NFC which is a wireless communication protocol. An attacker can modify bits in a wireless communication protocol. I want to prevent this. I know we can't prevent an ...
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How does EAP/PEAP integrate with modern security protocols?

How exactly does Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)/Protected EAP integrate into modern security protocols? What I know (or not know) so far... It's used by wireless networks utilizing ...
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Open wireless network and OpenWRT isolation function - any risk?

What security risks would be caused by using a wireless router with no encryption for the wifi and by configuring it with: vi /etc/config/wireless option isolate 1 "HW" isolation. Running OpenWRT. ...
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Free hotspot: Open wifi vs. WPA2 wifi with known password

If we would want to give internet for free via WIFI, then what would be the better option and why from a security standpoint if we could only choose between: A non-encrypted wireless network setup ...
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Creating a secure home network - Which firm ware should I use and how should I configure my firewall?

I am starting to take on more and more enterprise clients while working remotely from my home office. I have a pretty secure network at the moment, but I have a lot hardware that I am not using and ...
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Installed some software over a public insecure wireless network — should I consider myself compromised?

A couple months earlier, I made the mistake of downloading some software over an insecure wireless network and running it without checking its integrity. I am now considering reinstalling my system, ...
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WiFi Hotspot's Evil Twin

So an Evil Twin Wifi hotspot is a hotspot with the same SSID and/or same MAC that when the victim auto-connect to this hotspot, all traffic go through this evil twin and thus the information ...
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Bruteforce using crunch and Aircrack (custom starting number?)

I'm trying to do a Bruteforce attack on a handshake taken from my wireless network that is not WPS enabled. The reason I'm doing it is because I'm testing how strong a 10 digit phone number is as a ...
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What's the most secure way to send information from one device to another?

I need to send sensitive information from one piece of hardware to another. I was thinking wifi, but if someone obtains the password, it wouldn't be encrypted. I don't think you can use ssl unless ...
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Does an insecure computer on my home wireless network threaten other machines?

I have a DD-WRT based wireless network with strong password security. However, other machines on the network may not be as protected as mine. If these machines are compromised, need I fear the ...
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What is a secure mechanism for wireless communication between Android and Ubuntu?

I have come across a few Android apps that provide various features for communicating with a desktop machine (sending text or typing in one direction or another, controlling the desktop pointer with ...
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Phones broadcast the SSIDs of all networks they have ever connected to. How can these be obtained by an attacker?

I just watched an interesting talk from Glen Glenn Wilkinson titled: The Machines that Betrayed their Masters. He said that your phone is constantly broadcasting all the SSIDs it has ever connected ...
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What are the weaknesses of WPA with TKIP?

I am researching about the weaknesses of WPA with TKIP. I have an idea that the AES-CCMP mode is better than TKIP, but what are the weakest points of TKIP? Also, I am wondering about the disadvantages ...
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How can I trace MAC address of not asosciated devices in my WiFi network?

I'm looking for hints to solve my problem. I would like to trace all devices that are in my surroundings. I know how do it when someone already access to my WiFi network, but I'm also interested to ...
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De-auth attack Reason codes and possible reaction

I am learning about Deauth attacks and how they work. I see that the Deauth frame has a reason code which indicates the reason for the deauth. I have tested the attack with aircrack-ng and this reason ...
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Can I perform WEP cracking from several laptops against 1 AP

I have successfully being able to perform WEP key cracking attack using aircrack tool. I want to allow my students to test this in a lab environment. They will be working fro their own laptops against ...
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Are networks using EAP-TLS affected by Heartbleed?

Does the Heartbleed bug affect WiFi networks secured by WPA2-EAP in TLS mode? Since it's using TLS to secure connections between the server and clients, is it possible to attack the server using the ...
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Why are cryptographic algorithms implemented in the data-link layer in wireless networks?

Could someone please tell me why cryptographic algorithms are placed in the data-link layer for wireless networks?
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If there is no handshake, then it is worthless to check for passwords?

# aircrack-ng output-01.cap Opening output-01.cap Read 31484 packets. # BSSID ESSID Encryption 1 00:11:22:33:44:55 SSIDHERE WPA (0 ...
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Does WPA2 Enterprise also authenticate clients to the 802.1X protected switch port?

In an 802.1X protected LAN, the switch port is usually set to "Multiple Hosts" mode and the access point is configured as an 802.1X supplicant which authenticates to the switch and "opens" the port. ...
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Why does Evil twin works?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_twin_%28wireless_networks%29 My question: it's OK that someone can make an AP with the same MAC and SSID as the original AP. And with stronger signal. But what I ...
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Router detecting port scan and ack flood attack

Over the past few days, I'm noticing that the log of my wireless router is showing an ACK flood attack from various IP addresses. I use a D-Link DIR-600L. I've searched through the internet, also ...
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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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Criteria for an ADSL wireless modem

I'm going to buy a new ADSL wireless modem, and what really matters to me is security. So, what are the criteria I should consider, and which security features should I look for? How should I compare ...
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Why is monitor mode necessary on the NIC used to attack WPS with reaver and other tools?

I am trying to get a deeper understanding about the inner working of WiFi Protected Setup and its active attack using reaver, bully and other utilities. What I am really unable to realize is why it ...
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802.11 Authentication/Association and WPA/WPA2 authentication (Four-way handshake)

So I have read that 802.11 standard requires stations and APs to go through the authentication and association before communication can take place. I also know that WPA/WPA2 has its own authentication ...
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Does Windows 7 have built in wifi deauthentication attack protection?

I'm testing a wifi de-authentication attack and it looks like my Windows 7 client is not getting kicked off the network during the deauthentication. Any explanations as to why that might be? I've got ...
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Whole system ACK flood attack making internet slow

Over the past few days, I'm noticing that the log of my wireless router is showing an ACK flood attack from various IP addresses. I use a D-Link DIR-600L. I've searched through the internet, also ...
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Do i need to have Airpcap?

Hi I am learning system security in an online course, in a practical experiment I tried to monitor the traffic through my router using wireshark1.10.3 but i have a feeling that it only sensing traffic ...
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Locate rogue wireless access point using Kismet data

Is there any way how to use Kismet data to locate rogue wireless access points?
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Wireless Positioning System (WPS) works without Internet?

As I understood it (correct me if mistaken); Wifi Positioning System has a network of routers of some sort, and when I plug in my new device, by using existing devices whose locations are known, they ...
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Wireless Security Pen testing Setup

I had a Asus N82J laptop with a dual boot setup. I boot into Kali and Windows 7. Long story short because of my dual boot with Grub I corrupted my HDD the operating system kept moving blocks of ...