Wireless security topics including 802.11, Bluetooth, and others.

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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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Why do coffee shops not use WPA/WPA2? Would it solve many problems if they did?

So I'm looking into public WiFi security in places such as hotels, coffee shops etc. It seems the current standard is just to use open wi fi connections in many of these locations. I would assume this ...
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Aviation security - Lessons to learn from PlaneSploit

A somewhat related question has already been asked (What would one need to do in order to hijack a satellite?), only at a more abstract level. Now we have a presentation by Hugo Teso from n.runs AG ...
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What are the security implications of pairwise master key caching in Wireless Networks?

I'm currently investigating WPA2 enterprise security options, and I'm curious about PMK Caching. I've found lots of vendor information about it, and understand that the client does not need to ...
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Is it possible to locate an AP by knowing its SSID? [closed]

I am doing a research project about data leakage in probe requests. As in these probe requests it is possible to see some SSIDs, I was wandering if it could be possible to locate them. For example, if ...
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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 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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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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How are the sequence numbers generated in an 802.11 frame?

An 802.11 frame consists of sequence number in it. How are these sequence numbers generated? How random is it? Do these sequence numbers follow any particular pattern for the management frames in the ...
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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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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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Can anyone tell if a wireless router is plugged into an Ethernet port (without actually seeing it)

In a large network if there is an Ethernet port in the wall, is it possible to tell if a switch or wireless adapter is plugged into it? (I'm talking about the cheap home routers - with the built in ...
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No internet access using Airbase [migrated]

I'm using Airbase to set up a rogue wireless AP, but when I go to connect to it, I can connect to the AP, but I can;t get on the internet. Here are the commands I'm using. Can anyone tell me what I ...
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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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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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Detecting 2G/3G/4G Devices [closed]

There are one or two answers that come close to answering this question but they either fall short or go in straight at the deeper end. Essentially, I am interested (for genuinely academic reasons!) ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 brute-forcing the only way to crack WPA?

I don't know much about how WPA algorithms work internally. Is brute-forcing an AP the only way to crack WPA? (or to get associated with AP) Another question is about Reaver-WPS, what if an access ...
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Bank login in foreign country

I have friends andfamily that travel/live in foreign countries and compromised unsecure wireless networks and credit card scanners have always been a problem. I was recently asked a question about ...
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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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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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Access router if you don't know password

At home I have a wireless cisco router. Unfortunately I wasn't smart to change its ip or passwords. So anyone who is connected to it can access 192.168.0.1 and log in as admin using password admin and ...
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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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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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promiscuous vs monitor mode in 802.11

I've been reading up on promiscuous mode and monitor mode as they relate to 802.11 networks. I understand the difference, which is explained here: What is the difference between Promiscuous and ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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How is wireless WiFi password cracked?

Let's say I have a wireless network that is password protected. What procedures can an intruder take in order to be able to gain access to my wireless network, or at least be able to decipher the ...
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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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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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What is the best home wireless network encryption algorithm to use?

What is the best home wireless network encryption algorithm to use? I realize the best answer will probably change over time, and hopefully people can provide updated answers as new standards come ...
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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 ...