Wireless security topics including 802.11, Bluetooth, and others.

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Automatic router admin password change [closed]

I feel that this is definitely a hack of some sort and an interesting one. I am using a Beetel 450TC1 ADSL2+ modem router and here is what I face: * First, I disconnect the telephone line from the ...
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Do WPA-Enterprise implementations have built-in anti-IP-spoofing?

i'd like to know if WPA-Enterprise implementations have built-in anti-IP-spoofing. here's what i mean: it seems to me like IP spoofing should be easily detectable and handled under WPA-Enterprise. ...
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Getting access to MAC address of access point from a device wired to the network

My home network consists of a router (with wired and wireless connections), and a separate access point used to repeat the router wireless signal. A device is further wired to the access point; it ...
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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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Can a computer's contents be downloaded wirelessly?

So my calculus teacher, who also teaches computer science, claims that a computer's entire filesystem can be downloaded wirelessly by anyone on the same network? As a Ruby on Rails professional, ...
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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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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 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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Trace wireless connections in airplane mode

I was wondering if turning on Airplane Mode really disables all wireless connections. If so, anything you do on the phone locally can not be traced, seen, or viewed, hacked, etc. by anyone over a ...
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Attack vectors opened simultaneous wireless and wired networks

I've seen some contention around the issue of whether or not wireless connections should be disabled in an environment where a wired domain and unregulated wireless network are both present. What ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Security of Moblie Hotspot (4G LTE, WiFi) vs. Apartment Complex Cable Internet

The overwhelming majority of my banking is done online. As such, I try to be as cautious as possible. I am moving into a new apartment in a few months which offers internet. (I am not sure whether it ...
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Is MS-CHAPv2 incompatible with securely stored passwords?

I have a directory service that can speak a number of protocols and is used for user authentication. Currently user credentials are stored using Bcrypt to protect them in case of a compromised ...
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Can I communicate with a wireless device, without logging in the same LAN?

Suppose there are three devices: WPA2 protected AP linux laptop, accessing internet through tha AP linux laptop, not connected to the AP I own the third device and do not know the AP's password. I ...
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How do I map all active wireless devices inbound?

In any residential building, there is a multitude of WPA2-protected wireless access points. Yesterday I was at a friend's and attempted to launch aircrack-ng against their AP (with permission). I ...
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Is there a way to configure WPA2-PSK to provide Forward Secrecy?

Is there a way to secure an wireless connection against a decryption attack where the PSK is known (E.G. Airdecap-NG)? Is it possible to configure Forward Secrecy on 802.11 Wireless Connections?
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RT2800 USB: monitor mode using Virtual Box

Information I am using a WiFi USB Adapter and the latest version of Kali running under VirtualBox. Chipset: Ralink RT2870/3070 Driver: rt2800usb Manufacturer: TP-Link FCC ID: TE7WN727NV3 It is ...
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Wireless Network finder tech, how it works and can you exploit it? [on hold]

I have a question about the technology used to find wireless networks with your smartphone. How does it work? and is it possible to exploit the technology to perhaps find your location even if you're ...
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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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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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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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Cookie stealing, what prevents a rogue wireless AP from stealing website cookies?

If you set up a rogue AP with the same SSID as a commonly-known wireless access point, what prevents you from forging DNS queries answering with your own web server and stealing people's login ...
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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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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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Sharing of Wireless Security and Encryption Settings

Frequently I try to connect to various wireless networks and spend more time trying to determine the correct settings (WPA or WPA2? Personal or Enterprise? and so on) than anything else. Why isn't ...
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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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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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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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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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What are the methods to crack WPA and WPA2? [closed]

Is there any method other than brute force and dictionary attacks to break WPA and WPA2?
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How do cellphones discover wireless APs? [closed]

I'm trying to find some information on how cellphones discover which wireless networks are in range? Is it via ARP or DHCP discover? Also how often does a cellphone do this polling? I can't find any ...
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wireless security concern [closed]

My small office has Netgear Router (N300 DGN2200). I had it secured using "password" . So any computer which needed access had to give the security password. But today a outsider accessed my router ...
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Can i apply the 270Mbps mode on my Netgear CBVG834G or increase frequency range? [closed]

I have a two floor apartment and my router is downstairs. My reception is lousy on the 1st floor and I am trying to find a solution without having to buy new equipment. I've tried to change the ...
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What kind of Wi-Fi security protocol does not use encryption?

I need to sniff HTTP packet over the WiFi network. What kind of WiFi security protocol does not use encryption? I mean if I capture the WiFi packets, no effort required to decrypt wireless packets and ...
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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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How to prevent malware infection and file accessibility through a wireless router? [duplicate]

The answer suggested in the 'duplicate' is about a different issue. But since my original wording of the question seems to have not been clear - here's a second attempt: Is there any danger of any of ...
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How to camouflage the IP packages in a Home share wireless router? [duplicate]

I want to be able to hide my IP packages at best connecting to my router that I am sharing with other people in my house. Is it possible? Can I encapsulate them and let them unreadable?
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Hack a LAN with low security [closed]

In our university users have to use VPN to connect to internet.But for local works(like login to university website,checking their university accounts) VPN is not needed.And as I know we have ...