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Can This be done? I would say yes, but with some caveats. Depending on the cable and the data, you would need some very expensive / sensitive equipment to pull this off. To me this is a similar issue to the old Van Eck Phreaking (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Eck_phreaking). Intel has some tech to circumvent this kind of attack: ...


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No, it's not possible to prevent someone from capturing the handshake. A properly implemented password with enough entropy can withstand even a very well funded attacker. The example hash rates given for the highest end machine are still only about 1 million hashes a second on a machine with 8 GPUs. In a year you could do 1,000,000*60*60*24*365=3*10^13 ...


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For the first question, your MAC address is simply not generally considered sensitive information; protocols are not designed to protect it. MAC addresses are used to let multiple devices share a physical link; packets have a source MAC and destination MAC, so that everyone but the destination knows they can ignore the packet and the destination knows which ...


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Yes, but very unlikely. A bluetooth headset has a microcontroller, EEPROM with firmware, audio circuitry and bluetooth chip (which is itself a microcontroller with its own, distinct firmware implementing the bluetooth stack); I'm pretty sure there are manufacturers that combine all of these elements on a single physical chip. If you can find a ...


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In addition to what Michael Karcher said, monitor mode has the advantage of not having to be associated with the AP. This makes it possible to be completely invisible, and to sniff packets on a network you don't have the password for. In promiscuous mode you have to associate with the AP, so your're sending out packets. Monitor mode can be completely ...


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The PIN is verified online with the bank - see the footnotes on this page http://www.maestrocard.com/gateway/about/about_maestro_paypass.html. The card does not tell the reader the PIN number, it tells the reader its identity details (such as card number). If required (due to high price of transaction), the reader makes a (presumably secure) connection to ...



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