Wireless security topics including 802.11, Bluetooth, and others.

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Decrypting WLAN (WPA2) Traffic - What kind of Antenna to use?

In a Penetration test after receiving the PSK of a WPA2 WLAN it's possible to decrypt the wireless traffic using airdecap-ng for example. This works well as long as one recorded the associated ...
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Is my password visible on an SSL/TLS connection across unprotected wireless?

If I am using an insecure wireless network that has no security protocol at all and trying to connect to my encrypted online banking website, can an attacker who is sniffing the wireless network sees ...
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If I have my neighbors wireless router password, can I access his data with a smartphone?

My neighbor gave me his wireless router password to use on my smartphone. Using this, can I access any of his accounts whether it's his bank account or Att/Direct TV account? I ask because I think ...
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Is the newly adopted NFC technology going to be safe?

I got sent a link today talking about how the business card company "Moo" is implementing a chip into their cards that will allow NFC connections to do many things such as share contact info, open a ...
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Can't decrypt captured HTTP connection from WPA Network

Hi I am attempting to sniff HTTP packet traffic using Wireshark on Kali Linux. I have added my wpa-pwd correctly to the IEEE 802.11 protocol and enabled "decryption". Currently I can only view the ...
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How secure are DECT and 5.8Ghz Digital Cordless home Phones?

Is it safe to assume someone with $1,000-$3,000 U.S. to throw around can purchase the expertise or equipment to tap someone's modern cordless phone via a vulnerability, or otherwise? I mean someone ...
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How risky is to use non-free wireless network driver?

Intel wireless network adapter in my computer requires a non-free driver to work. I don't want to install non-free software to my debian system. However it is a notebook and without wireless network ...
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Airmon-ng confliciting with network manager in Kali

When starting monitor mode on wlan0 using airmon-ng start wlan0 I got a list of processes 'including network manager' that could cause troubles. I must kill those processes before starting airbase-ng ...
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Avoiding repeaters in radio-communication

Suppose a sender and a receiver communicate over some radio channel. Is there a way to prevent packets sent and received are not being repeated/forwarded by a MiTM? That is, when the agents are out of ...
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A neighbor took the Mac address from my router

It would appear one of my neighbours is monitoring my internet traffic, I am wondering firstly how is this possible and secondly would using a VPN stop the attacker from being able to read / intercept ...
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Is Bluetooth 4.0 traffic encrypted by default/design?

I wonder if the BLE (v4.0) traffic is encrypted by default or by design, or is it just optional? If the former, is the traffic encrypted using a key derived just from the pairing pin or is there some ...
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Detecting access point model

Is there any way to detect the model (brand, reference, ...) of a reachable wireless access point without having to connect to it? I've tried sniffing packets with Wireshark, but I can't get the ...
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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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ssh dns spoofing warning - possible investigation?

Recently the router my ISP provided started to work suspiciously. At times the wireless connection from my devices to the router breaks and the router stops responding while sometimes the connection ...
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Achieving 'frequency separation' in wireless networks

A popular recommendation from security providers is to ensure wireless networks achieve 'frequency separation' from other wireless networks. What does 'frequency separation' mean in technical terms ...
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WiFi Fingerprinting RFC2617 Linux Device Cannot Unauthenticate Unless AP Password Changes

There is a Cisco WiFi Access Point in the office that is intended for guests. It is an open network in that you can associate without providing a password with the SSID. It supports RFC2617 and so the ...
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Can the Belkin WeMo switch be attacked without the attacker knowing my WiFi password?

The Belkin WeMo switch lets you turn on and off electric sockets over WiFi using an app. Apart from the WiFi password, is there another potential vulnerability of this device that could let an ...
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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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Risks when connecting Public WLAN networks [closed]

I want to refer with my question directly to a question posted on the forum before. wifi topic I am running teamviewer on my android which is not rooted and i am not using a firewall on it. I guess ...
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Wireless password available in plaintext

Running below command in as admin from Windows : C:\Windows\system32>netsh wlan show profile name=MY_WIRELESS_NAME key=clear Outputs : Security settings Authentication : WPA2-Personal ...
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Can I connect to a network without being detected? [closed]

Some people use software like whoisonmywifi and so on. Is there a way to bypass this software? I think it pings all IP addresses like 192.168.1.0/24 so it will ping all addresses. Can I disable ...
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Is my Windows phone protected from attacks that reveal list of ssids it knows about?

My goal is to see the SSIDs requested by mobile devices in my home. For example, my Windows phone knows about SSIDs called "coffee_shop", "planet_fitness" and "library". I have my phone set to ...
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Is it possible to steal WPA2 key using a rogue AP?

Without using a 'fishing' homepage explicitly asking for the user to retype the WPA key. Is it possible to catch the WPA key wich is sent to a rogue AP in the initial connection phase ?
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Does calling with wireless phone have enough security? [closed]

I'd like to know if calling with a wireless phone at home can be heard by neighbours and if it is safe.
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How do I sniff Z-Wave packets with a Zulu Transceiver [closed]

I'm trying to sniff the communication between Z-Wave devices. I have set up a "smart home" consisting of a few devices using Z-Wave technology, which use the frequency 868 MHz. I have been told that ...
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Trying to keep high school students out of the Wi-Fi network

I'm a teacher and IT person at a small K-12 school. The students are not supposed to have phones, laptops or access to the network. However, students being students they will try to find a way around ...
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Is it possible for an attacker to redirect a packet sent by a client, modify it then sent to original server

Theoretical question: Is it possible, or will it ever be possible, for an attacker to sniff/intercept it and redirect a packet, sent from a client through wireless, modify it and then sent to the ...
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What features should I look for when buying a external wireless card used for the purpose of pen testing/snooping [duplicate]

I'm currently planning to buy an external wireless card for the purpose of pen testing and snooping my own network in order to learn more about it and try to create more preventive measure against ...
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is it possible to detect zigbee traffice via wireshark? if yes , how?

I have a zigbee access point. I am not able to detect its network. Also, unable to capture its traffic using wireshark like we capture wifi traffic. Can someone tell me what should be done to analyse ...
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How to use Aircrack-ng when knowing part of the password?

Let's say I know the password starts with "1234" and after that there is a commonly used password. I would like to use the word list I have for the second part of the password, but to include somehow ...
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How secure are Ubiquiti Networks UniFi AP's restricted subnets?

I have a UniFI AP and create a quest network with subnet restriction 192.168.0.0/16. My local network is in 192.168.178.0/24. The gateway is 192.168.178.1. My question is: Is there a way that quests ...
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How can you transmit data without revealing your location?

Anyone can pick up wireless transmissions without revealing their location, but transmitting is much harder. What types of wireless communication systems are there that a device can use to transmit ...
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Prevent MITM between custom phone app and local server

We're building a Wifi enabled device. The device will be installed locally on each client's office and people in the the small office will connect to this Wifi enabled device, They will send/receive ...
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How does Amazon Fire TV know my name/account? [closed]

I bought a Fire TV stick and inserted it into the HDMI-port of my TV. I was presented with a dialog to select my wireless router so it can connect online. Just after I did that, it asked me if I am ...
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What are the risks of file server access over wireless? [closed]

In our office, all computers connect to the network over wireless. The wireless is protected by a pass phrase and communication is AES encrypted. On the same network is a file server that is used ...
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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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What NIC for a NUC? [closed]

I have been doing external pentests using the Intel NUC (D34010WYK1). It has been a very stable machine running Kali Linux. I am at point now that I would like to do some wireless testing. Has ...
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How would you detect an Evil Twin attack, especially in a new environment?

Let's say you are traveling, and you pause in the airport lounge, or your hotel lobby, or a nearby coffee shop. You haul out your laptop and scan the available wireless networks. You know the name of ...
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Is it possible to set up a second router with the same SSID to get the password? [duplicate]

Suppose we have an WLAN which is secured with WPA2. Its SSID is easybell123. Could an attacker who wants to get the password of easybell123 create a WLAN with the same SSID in the same area wait ...
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Router detecting constant ack flood attacks and port scans

I first noticed this yesterday in my logs - while I was configuring the router settings, so I don't know how long it's been going on. What should I do? I reconfigured my router with more secure ...
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Wireless Testing - monitor mode issues

I am currently learning about Wireless testing and have stumbled across a couple of little issues. The system setup I am working on is as outlined below: Kali Linux - 64-Bit (GNOME v3.4.2) Virtual ...
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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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Performing an airport scan on my Mac for available WiFi networks pulls up multiple SSID with different mac address. What's going on?

I performed the following command to search for available WiFi networks in my apartment complex: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/A/Resources/airport scan | grep OBC I ...
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Can a wireless headphone (bluetooth) contain malware?

Can a wireless (bluetooth) headphone store data? Also, if it can, then can someone put malware in it? I assume that the device must necessarily be able to store some sort of data, since it has buttons ...
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Spying on insulated cables (electromagnetic/induction field)

I hope this is the right forum to ask this question. If not, please tell me where to go. From my understanding most cables have an electromagnetic field around them when data passes through them and ...
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Why is the WLAN-Implementation so bad

If you are with your phone out of the house and you have wlan enabled. Your phone is screaming out to world i'm looking for the wlan with the name "yourhomewlanname". If someone has the router ...
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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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How to stop programs like airodump-ng from seing my client's MAC ID and sending deauth packets?

I'm quite familiar on the aircrack-ng suite and I was wondering if there is a way to stop airodump-ng mon0 from seeing my client's MAC IDs? This is very sensitive information a program can get without ...
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Is it possible to prevent an attacker from capturing my WI-FI handshake on WPA-2 AES?

For quite a while I've been experimentally hacking wireless routers by capturing handshakes and Decrypting them using oclHashcat on my computer. even the most complicated passwords won't take longer ...
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How is PayPass/payWave secure when PIN is required after presenting the card to the contactless terminal?

The popular claim is that a chip-and-PIN payment card is more secure than a card with magnetic strip because the card data is hidden deep inside the chip and the ATM or POS terminal sends the entered ...