Security protocol (IEEE 802.11i) developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance to protect wireless networks.

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WPS and WPA2 connection methods

Do clients use WPS every time when they connect to a WPS-enabled AP? Or maybe they do it just the first time and then they switch to a normal WPA/WPA2 key exchange? If the latter, it's possible for ...
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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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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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can wpa2 wifi be hacked by capturing data on an evil twin?

If I copied the wifi essid and channel and did a de-authentication to the clients of the wifi that I want to hack and started a wifi of my own with the same essid, bssid and channel and I started ...
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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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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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How to use multiple charsets in hashcat

I wanted to use a brute force attack on hashcat but WPA/WPA2 networks are 8-64 characters long and they have multiple possibilities of a password. I was wondering if there was a way to use multiple ...
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WPA and WPA2 Help [closed]

I'm trying to hack my own WPA and WPA2 network for learning purposes. I used A 10 characters length password with only numbers, I know if I had to create the word list file it will be Huge, So I ...
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Fritz!Box default WPA2 security

I was wondering, how safe the default configuration of a Fritz!Box really is. By default, there is a 16 digit WPA2 key, which contains only numbers. My first though was, that bruteforcing is right ...
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Wifi penetration testing: Why aireplay-ng de-authentication does not work?

I am trying to pentest the security of the password of my wireless network. It is a WPA2 with pre-shared-keys. My current computer is connected to the wifi router and I try to de-auth my own machine. ...
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WPA2-Enterprise - unable to find a way around Lanner Electronics

I have currently been working in an environment where I am connected to a WPA2-Enterprise network requiring me to enter my username and password for the network whenever I connect. I have been asked ...
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Wifi Educational Hacking - Aircrack-ng wpa vs wpa-psk

I have a question about the max amount of dictionaries need to crack a wpa2 or wpa2-psk password I am using aircrack-ng on ubuntu Is there any possible way to calculate the maximum amount of ...
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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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Decoding tunnel bytes in EAP-TLS or EAP-TTLS using Wireshark

I have a few pcaps of traffic for EAP-TTLS conversation, carried by RADIUS. I also have some being carried by EAPoL, but I think the answer to that case might be even less straightforward (though ...
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Could SSL-like encryption be used for not password-protected wireless access points?

I'm looking at ways an outsider (i.e. someone without a possible password) of the network could sniff the communication within the network, specifically focusing on WLAN. This is what I understand ...
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What are the difference between WPA2-PSK and WPA2-EAP-PSK?

What are the differences between WPA2-PSK and WPA2 EAP-PSK ? What are the pro/const of use one configuration or the other ?
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Does mixing different types of encryption make the connection more secure?

Like when I browse a website using SSL from my laptop that is connected to my router using WPA2. My router talks to my ISP using IPsec. Is that more secure or do these types of encryption have ...
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Is there a way to identify the location of a person trying to intrude your wifi network? my wifi router is picking up his attempts

Aug 30 20:28:09 dropbear[6799]: Child connection from ::ffff:5.10.69.82:38463 Aug 30 20:28:11 dropbear[6799]: login attempt for nonexistent user from ::ffff:5.10.69.82:38463 Aug 30 20:28:12 ...
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Does WPA2 Enterprise protect against evasdropping from within the network?

At home, I have a simple ISP supplied router where I have set up a WPA2-PSK wireless network for our laptops and other devices. While I played around with Wireshark, I noticed that I could use my ...
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How exactly does 4-way handshake cracking work?

From my understanding this is how WPA2 works for home networks: PSK(Pre-Shared Key) is used to generate PMK(Pairwise Master Key), which is used together with ANonce(AP Nonce) to create PTK(Pairwise ...
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Does Ettercap exploit the Hole196 vulnerability?

If not, how is an ARP attack possible on a WPA2 secured network?
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Certificate validation with 802.1x PEAP

I recently learned about how WPA-PSK works. If I understand correctly, the 4-way handshake enables the protocol to ensure mutual possession of the PMK (and therefor, the PSK) without sending the ...
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WPA/WPA2 vulnerabilities [closed]

What are the vulnerabilities in WPA/WPA2? I know only WPS brute force. Are there any other vulnerabilities?
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Cowpatty handshakes vs Pyrit

At the moment I have a strange problem: I captured a pcap-file, and pyrit and aircrack tell me that it contains a valid handshake. But cowpatty complains about not having a full handshake, thus making ...
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Crack WPA2 with username [duplicate]

As far as I know you can crack WPA2-connections if you have the four-way-handshake. Then your program calculates the PMK/PTK and you get the key for the network. But what is with a WPA2-network where ...
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No Handshake from Airodump

I'm struggling to get a handshake from my router when using airodump. I'm running this from Kali Linux live CD. airmon-ng shows my wireless card is an Atheros AR9462 using the ath9k - [phy0] driver. ...
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What are the disadvantages of WPA2? [closed]

What are the technical disadvantages with WPA2?
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WPA/WPA2 networks cracks methods

There are some software that states that can crack WPA networks, however that is not an easy task as the initialization code for WPA2 uses a four-way handshake to properly initialize all of the ...
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What to do with .hash files when cracking WPA2

So, I'd say I'm one level above n00b. I've gotten to the point where I have accomplished a WPA Handshake (and saved the output as xxx-01.cap). I have also downloaded these hash tables (if that is the ...
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Are networks using EAP-TLS affected by Heartbleed?

Does the Heartbleed bug affect WiFi networks secured by WPA2-EAP in TLS mode? Since it's using TLS to secure connections between the server and clients, is it possible to attack the server using the ...
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If someone knows my wi-fi password, will he know what I am doing? [duplicate]

I just told my friend my Wi-Fi password, will he know what I am doing even though he does not connect to my home internet?
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Does WPA2 Enterprise also authenticate clients to the 802.1X protected switch port?

In an 802.1X protected LAN, the switch port is usually set to "Multiple Hosts" mode and the access point is configured as an 802.1X supplicant which authenticates to the switch and "opens" the port. ...
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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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WEP > WPA? Why? [duplicate]

What are some reasons (if any) one would choose WEP over WPA? Clearly, WPA offers more security, but when can WEP be a good or even better choice?
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WPA2 enterprise credentials involved in encryption?

Since encryption keys are session-based in WPA2 enterprise, if person A obtains person B's credentials, will person B's encryption key still be safe? Is there any way person A could use person B's ...
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What is the purpose of changing the default SSID?

Yesterday I got a cable modem, and on the back of the modem there is a small sticker with the name of the default SSID, which looks like Vendor-A11 and the default Pre-Shared Key, which is a long ...
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WPA/PSK Dictionaries

So i have been reading some articles on WPA/PSK encryption, And one said that the hash is calculated like this: Key = PBKDF2(passphrase, ssid, 4096, 256) Where PBKDF2 is a standardized method ...
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Can be WiFi credentials obtained by autoconnection feature + a mimicking hotspot?

Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets have the feature to autoconnect to wireless networks of known name. The same is with laptops and other hardware using WPA2. Is it possible to: a. Obtain ...
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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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Why is a CA certificate required for EAP-TLS clients?

When setting up clients with WPA2 EAP-TLS, most clients (ie: my phone, my computer) require both a client public/private keypair (for obvious reasons) and a certificate authority certificate. It's ...
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2 AP (TP-LINK) - bridge mode - security issues

I connect two TP-LINK APs (TL-WA901ND) together over bridge-mode. It's all working fine but there is no option to set up some wifi-security (WPA/WPA2). Do I need wifi-security over bridge-mode? Any ...
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WiFi Direct/WPS key question

So far, I haven't seen any PoC or real-world attacks against WiFi Direct, but I see the potential because it relies on WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) for establishing the connection. Tools like Reaver ...
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Does WPA2 Enterprise mitigate evil twin attacks?

One of the dangers of using WPA2-PSK is the possibility that an attacker may setup another wireless network with the same SSID and even use the same access point MAC address via MAC spoofing. The ...
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Does using WPA2-Enterprise just change the attack model vs WPA2-PSK?

As far as I can tell based on the reading I've done so far, WPA2-Enterprise uses the same encryption and security algorithms and methods as WPA2-PSK, with the addition of using another service for ...
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Are strong WPA2 passwords “good enough” for WiFi security?

I'm currently using WPA2-PSK with CCMP on my home WiFi network for encryption and security. I was a big fan of MAC filtering, until I realized that MAC addresses are publicly sniffable in the 802.11 ...
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How are WPA Keys stored on a router?

Should the router only store a hash of my encryption key or is it stored as plaintext? I believe (but not certain) that the WPA key is itself an encryption key, buy shouldn't that be encrypted like ...
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Is it possible to assign MAC-address-specific passphrases for a WiFi network?

Private network access security can be defined by a unique WPA2 passphrase to grant access to devices and MAC address filtering to control authorized devices. Nowadays mobile devices are legion, so if ...
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Is exposing the psk in /etc/network/interfaces a security risk?

I have an application that generates the /etc/network/interfaces file for connecting to the users wifi network. This application uses wpa_passphrase to generate the psk, which is then copied into the ...
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I know the WPA-PSK secured wifi password, If I use the wifi, will I be caught? [closed]

I hacked the WPA-PSK secured wifi password from one of the wifi network. If they track their DHCP Client IP, will I be caught? If yes, how? By my computer name or IP address or MAC Address?
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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 ...