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If they know the SSID and the password then yes they can create a rogue AP that your PC will connect to. As to the possibility of a "hack", there is a provision in Windows (and a similar feature in other OSes) to designate certain networks as trusted or untrusted. This causes the local firewall to choose looser or more strict settings, respectively. It is ...


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It is possible to set up a wireless access point that has the same SSID ("name") like your private router. This way your PC could automatically connect to the attackers network. From this point it is easy to sniff all unencrypted data that is sent over the network. Also the attack vector for remote exploits is much greater when the attacker is in the same ...


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WPS does not seem to be a well implemented technology. If you reverse engineer the firmware, you may find that the algorithm is MAC based, etc (such as in the case of some D-Link Routers or Belkin). It also looks like in many cases that implementation weaknesses also permit brute forcing (also see CERT VU#723755) to be done easily. This is supposedly open ...


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The difference between the two keys is that the Master key (PMK) is supposed to be valid for at least as long as the client is connected. In the case of WPA-PSK, the PMK is the same from the moment the AP is configured until either the passphrase or the SSID changes. Therefore, if the PMK is compromised in any way, the attacker gains "permanent" access to ...



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