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May
26
comment Can my workplace view my Tor traffic?
@Taemyr, They need to be re-educated then. There's nothing wrong with keeping to tor for all connections.
May
26
comment Can I prevent my neighbors, whom I pay for shared internet (wifi), from seeing the sites I've visited?
@lorenzog, No I mean I'm trying to setup it myself without a paid service or a VM. Is it "logically" possible to do this on a Windows host?
May
26
comment How risky is connecting to a hidden wireless network?
@Adi, If Alice is already connected to Bob_HiddenAP, and then Malfoy comes in, is Malfoy able to de-auth Alice to force Alice to re-connect to Bob_AP to gain "information" regarding Bob_HiddenAP?
May
25
comment Why do coffee shops not use WPA/WPA2? Would it solve many problems if they did?
Erm, what kind of rootkits are capable of doing that?
May
25
comment Why do coffee shops not use WPA/WPA2? Would it solve many problems if they did?
Finally someone who manages to pinpoint the actual underlying problem: money.
May
25
comment How exactly does 4-way handshake cracking work?
Also see security.stackexchange.com/questions/25239/…
May
25
comment Encrypt WiFi connection per connected user
The PSK is basically public knowledge (Starbucks put the password right in the front of the desk.) So that leaves us with the 4-way handshake. Why is it hard to record the 4-way handshake? What is stopping an attacker from doing so?
May
25
comment How risky is connecting to a hidden wireless network?
@Adi, How could you even get the SSID of the hidden network if no one is trying to connect to it? (aside from bruteforcing which isn't practical)
May
25
comment How risky is connecting to a hidden wireless network?
@Thomas, Hmm, hiding the network does have some benefits if we do not have to reconnect existing clients. Consider this, if we go into a coffeeshop and there's a hidden network with no clients trying to connect to it, there's no way we can obtain the SSID of that hidden network (besides bruteforcing).
May
25
comment How risky is connecting to a hidden wireless network?
@Michael, That might be one use case for hiding them. But is that the reason they are made?
May
25
comment How did my network admin identify my iPhone and how can I hide my ID?
@Iszi, "Face-to-Face" discussion is somewhat unlikely in a bigger campus.
May
25
comment How did my network admin identify my iPhone and how can I hide my ID?
@schroeder, Without resorting to jailbreaking, Is there any way to change the name "X's iPhone"?
May
25
comment Is there any security threat with open WiFi connection?
@user3490, SSL stripping works by taking advantage of the first unencrypted connection. If you use VPN, everything is encrypted, so there is no first unencrypted connection for the attacker to take advantage of.
May
25
comment Is visiting HTTPS websites on a public hotspot secure?
All Google sites are HSTS-ed. Better to use example.org.
May
25
comment If someone hacks my wi-fi connnection, what can they see and how?
@Thomas, Would DNSSEC solve this "plain-text DNS problem"?
May
25
comment If someone hacks my wi-fi connnection, what can they see and how?
@LateralFractal, That's only true for houses with wires within the walls. If the wires are exposed all over the place, you could always hide somewhere and plug a wiretapper in.
May
25
comment If someone hacks my wi-fi connnection, what can they see and how?
@drjimbob, Regarding "if you went to 69.59.197.21 its stackexchange.com", Does IPSec solve the ip-leaking problem? Are there even ways to solve this problem?
May
25
comment Can I prevent my neighbors, whom I pay for shared internet (wifi), from seeing the sites I've visited?
@lorenzog, What's a good program to tunnel all requests (including DNS) via TLS?
May
25
comment Securing the security guy's home office: what should we do?
@Iszi, No multiple-site (aka cloud) backup = audit fail.