Wireless security topics including 802.11, Bluetooth, and others.

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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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Not receiving beacons for airodump-ng to work

I have an AP close enough to me with high signal strength but for some reason I'm not receiving beacons from it. Since I don't have beacons coming in, I cannot perform deauth as well. One thing I'm ...
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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 will popular WiFi clients react to an evil twin

If I create an evil twin hotspot next to a legitimate AP and simply clone the SSID, I know that my WiFi client will see these as 2 different APs and both will show up in a list of available networks ...
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Analog CCTV over wireless [closed]

I work in a security company, and we have a client who would like CCTV put in around their premises. They have an existing analog system (over COAX) that we were going to replace, but he would also ...
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Was the OSX/iOS Airdrop flaw real?

One exploit has caught my eye, mainly due to the possibility of malware incorporating it infecting businesses and schools. This exploit is, as you may have guessed from the title, the OSX/iOS Airdrop ...
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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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airodump-ng mon0 device

My laptop is in monitoring mode. I need to get the details of a client that makes probes and not include other bssid and their station. I run sudo airodump-ng -w s3 --bssid 74:de:2b:45:ed:d4 mon0 ...
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Sniff wireless (Wi-Fi) trafic with Wireshark

I have a wireless card (AWUS036H) in monitor mode (with airmon-ng start wlan0) on my Debian machine. In Wireshark, in "capture options", all my interfaces are in promiscuous mode. The test network is ...
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Is UPnP still insecure?

Here's my question: In today's world, on equipment that is properly updated to the latest software/firmware, is UPnP still insecure, or have its vulnerabilities been fixed? This type of question ...
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Dumpper and Jumpstart for hacking WPS

As asked in this question, there is a program called Dumpper. it can find PIN of AP without brute forcing them. But with another tool called Jumpstart, together they can crack any AP that is running ...
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If someone hacks my wi-fi password, what can they see and how?

If someone knows my wifi password (be it WEP or WPA) what can they see? Do they just see URLs I visit, or can they see everything in my browser, or even everything I do on my computer? Does using ...
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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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Prevention of sinkhole attacks

I have read about many approaches to launch and detect sinkhole attacks in wireless (sensor) networks. Yet I couldn't find any (good) articles to read about the prevention/avoidance of sinkhole ...
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NTAG216 lock bytes security [closed]

I want to ask about the "lock bytes" implemented on the NTAG216 by NXP. What exactly are these and how do they work? Are they a standard or is it some proprietary technology by NXP? Are there any ...
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How to patch “keyless entry” car keys?

The German automobile club ADAC did a test with several cars which open doors and start the engine with a "keyless entry" system. You don't have to push a button on your car key. If you get near your ...
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Can wireless (wifi, blutooth..) be attacked even when not connected?

For example, my computer displays a list of wifi network in range, even it doesn't connect to any of them. I don't know wifi protocol so I don't know whether my computer must actively send ...
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Sniff network packets that don't talk to my computer?

How would one sniff wireless network packets that do not pass directly through my computer- without access the the AP or router? I want to be able to sniff for network traffic (even while ...
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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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How to stay anonymous in public wireless network?

If we are accessing a public wifi network, does changing mac address at certain intervals of time keep us anonymous forever? Is there anything other than mac address to identify a user in an AP?
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PMK/s and Keys/s: Which is faster?

I'm practicing on Kali Linux and was struck with the fact that almost all tutorials on the internet specified speed of aircrack-ng in Keys per second and the speed of pyrite as PMKs per second. So, ...
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Risks of giving a hacker my WPA key for my router?

What are the risks when someone (maybe a hacker), that through Social Engineering gets the WPA or WEP key of my router and (obviously) can navigate through internet. At this point, what can this ...
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How to evaluate a wireless network risk level?

When travelling everyone has to use structural wireless networks (managed by airports, hotels, museums, restaurants…). Some of these only open (80|443)/tcp/ip once you have provided an E-mail or ...
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What is really wireless sniffing, and how can this attack damage someone

I guess that this is a dumb question, but i really thought for a longtime that the wireless sniffing attack consists of listening to all the packets that get over the air, but apparently it isn't ...
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How does WiFi password cracking work?

Let's say I have a wireless network that is password protected. What procedures can an intruder take to gain access to my wireless network, or at least be able to decipher the packets I am sending ...
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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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Wireless card simultaneously in monitor mode and managed mode

I am looking to create a small first project to further my self education into infosec. I will be putting this on my Github. My idea is to create a script that automates the process of deauthing all ...
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Is another MAC address generated when a wireless is created using the same device for LAN?

I notice that the devices listed on the wireless system listed a MAC address that is supposed to be the router but it is not the same # that is on the router case. It differs by one one digit, ...
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Is a “standalone WPS server” possible?

Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is a network security standard to create a secure wireless home network. It aims at simplifying the enrollment of WiFi devices in a WiFi network (via a PIN, a ...
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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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What is airodump-ng able to detect?

Recently I bought a raspberry pi and some wifi adapters with monitoring mode. I installed airodump-ng to detect wifi devices in the vicinity and this seemed to be working well. Over the course of a ...
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Bought used computer with working GSM card [closed]

I recently bought a used computer from a company. They are buying lots of computers from big companies and they refurbish them for resale. Today I discovered that my computer has an installed SIM ...
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Difference between WPA, WPA2 and mixed mode on packets level

What is the difference between wpa, wpa2 and mixed mode, particulary how 4-way handshake packets look-like for every type? Is there any good lecture about it with packets examples? Above question ...
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Are there any feasible solutions/workarounds for WPA2 hole196 vulnerability as of today?

I just read about a post linked to from archived Michał Zalewski's archived post on wireless security and heard of an insider-only WPA2 flaw that lets anyone who knows the wireless password snoop on ...
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Can someone use WiFi snooping to see data I send through Tor Browser when I'm not using SSL?

(NOTE: I've read other similar questions, but I'm not at all certain about this, therefore I'm asking.) I travel a lot, and I generally use public WiFi spots and hotels/hostels/boarding houses etc. ...
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Is the typical hotel wifi authentication insecure? [duplicate]

I saw many hotels use unencrypted wifi and then expect you to type in a wifi password over HTTPS. All HTTPS website requests are captured, and you get an "untrusted certificate" warning and HTTP ...
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is the evil twin attack considered sniffing?

Is the evil twin attack included in the sniffing category ? I am really confused and i can't tell if it is.
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GPS security standards

Are there any GPS (global position) security standards to secure any kind of GPS implementation? For e.g GPS software coding standards, GPS traffic encryption standards? I asked because nowadays there ...
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what are some of the common routers people use for penetration testing? [closed]

So, I was looking for a router to penetration test on because the one I have is very difficult. What are some of the well-known routers that are supposed to work for beginners to penetration test on?
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Is it possible to obtain the WPA key of a wireless network while connected to it with an Ethernet cable?

I know that there are ways to view saved WPA keys, but I am trying to figure out how to get the WPA key of an access point while connected to the same domain over Ethernet. Also, what if the router ...
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Airodump-ng -1 DB networks

I'm using airodump-ng to test my network's integrity and when I put Airodump-ng into monitoring mode, I see some networks with no ESSID and the PWR is -1. What are these networks? Are these hidden ...
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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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How can I intercept video over a wireless network in real time?

Can you sniff the packets or use a network analyzer or MITM or ARP spoofing to somehow be able to see the videos that someone else is watching on a network in real time? Also: Can you somehow see ...
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Intercepting video in real time with arp spoofing

Is it possible to intercept video for example a netflix stream in real time if you are connected to the same LAN? Is it possible to know when the target computer pauses and plays the video so you know ...
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Resetting a hijacked router

If you reset a router that's been hijacked to factory defaults with the inbuilt reset button, will that take care of the problem?
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does the --nack command do what I think it does in reaver and why won't it work?

I have a problem with reaver. I try the --nack command reaver -i mon0 -b 00:01:02:03:04:05 -vv --nack --mac=00:BA:AD:BE:EF:6 for example. And I assume it will try a different PIN, even if it ...
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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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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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32-bit Radio Voice Encryption, is it really that secure? If so, how?

I'm a student studying Electrical and Computer Engineering and a ham radio operator (i.e. my knowledge of encryption is basic). More and more, police and local government radio has become encrypted, ...
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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 ...