Wireless security topics including 802.11, Bluetooth, and others.

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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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WPA 4 way handshake and authentication

I'm studying how WPA-TKIP works. As I understand, there are two parts to authentication. Using EAP messages the client authenticates itself to the access point or authorization/RADIUS server. I ...
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Disabling built-in Wi-Fi adapter and protecting Wi-Fi's MAC address on a laptop

I have an XP laptop with Wi-Fi issues - it connects / disconnects intermittently. Anyway, I bought a USB Wi-Fi that works well. My security question are: Is there a way to completely disable the ...
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What cellular network is used for automobile theft recovery? Can that be used for PCs and mobile devices?

I'm interested in sending a remote wipe command to stolen IT devices, such as a cell phone, or wifi connected device. However most remote wipe technologies require that the cellular service (or wifi) ...
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How do I find a target on the wired network, from an attack system on Wi-Fi?

I'm trying to practice penetration testing on my home network. The target system is my desktop computer, which is connected to the network via ethernet cable. The attack system is my laptop, which is ...
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RADIUS proxy chains

RADIUS is a widely deployed remote authentication protocol. I'm looking here at its use in wireless roaming. The RADIUS protocol allows for proxies and chains of proxies: |CLIENT|<->|Access ...
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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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Anything more i can do to be more safer? [closed]

Wi-fi security: WPS disabled WPA2-PSK + AES + 54.000 SECONDS(15h) Group Key Update Period UpnP disabled Spi firewall enable All ALG enable Ignore ping packet from WAN and Lan to router Default ...
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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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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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How to configure Kismet to redetect same BSSIDs in a loop?

So I am working on a tool to detect any wifi device using Kismet. When I use Kismet, it works fine, but my problem is, it detects a device once, and until the MAC changes, it wont detect it again. ...
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Scapy capturing Dot11 headers windows

Is it at all possible to capture Dot11 headers under Scapy in Windows? I'm thinking Winpcap, but I'm not sure how I'm supposed to do that. Any clues?
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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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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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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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Can the packets of a wireless network be sniffed by a user who is not present in that network?

1.If an user knows the frequency used by a wireless network, is he able to collect the packets from that network? Those packets may be encrypted, but can he collect those packets? 2.If the user has ...
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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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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 (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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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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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 ...
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WEP man in the middle

my workplace is currently using a wireless router that is secured using WEP. If I connect a laptop to the wireless router with a cable, would someone that has cracked the password still be able to ...
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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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DOS attacks on 802.11 access points

I want to carry out resource exhaustion attacks on access points which would lead to DOS condition of the access point. I would like to exhaust the client association table,by imitating a large ...
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Locking down internet activities [on hold]

I have an issue here. We have a bunch of programmers helping to develop code in a lab. However, sometimes they need to surf the web for materials. Our proxy (which is not managed by me and cannot be ...
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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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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 Modification attacks works?

Theoretically... In Active attacks we have "modification attack"...ie "In a message modification attack, an intruder alters packet header addresses to direct a message to a different destination or ...
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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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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 ...