Hey folks I have an small question about Network security.

I was playing around yesterday with airodump-ng and saw that I was able to see that my other laptop is connected to that WiFi but how is it possible?

BSSID              STATION            PWR   Rate    Lost    Frames
"Router MAC"         "My Laptop MAC"
D4:60:E3:55:7D:2C  18:CF:5E:C2:70:C1  -21   0e- 0e    0      6895

It's because the MAC addresses are seeable in "clear text", or we should say clear waves. Else how should the wifi router know the received frame is for him ? See OSI Model. The encryption is in higher layers.

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