Questions tagged [wifi]

Security for 802.11 wireless networks.

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Connecting to spotify on TV through cast without being connected to wifi [closed]

As usual, every once in a while, I opened spotify on my phone and tapped the cast button to cast it to my living room TV. It worked well and played the song with a little bug because there was no ...
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Fake AP for Staff Security Awareness

We are working on an activity to train staff about security. Is there any way to spoof the company's guest router and ask staff to provide login credentials (as public wifi does) and when they do that,...
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If my home router password was reset, is that a sign of a security breach?

Recently I started having issues with my home Wi-fi connection. My devices showed as connected to the router, but no Internet was coming through. While trying to log into the router through my browser ...
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Someone connected to my hotspot. Are my phone and laptop now compromised?

I have been using my android phone as a wifi hot spot for my laptop over the last few days so I can access the internet. I've been in a new location with no other personal devices nearby, and the hot ...
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Does creating an Evil Twin require the network password in order to work?

I am currently trying to better understand this attack. If the network is open ie, not password, I would assume that it would be super easy for the evil twin to work. If I understand correctly, ...
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How to Prevent a Hacker From Causing Damage if Connected to the Same Router

While using a router that I do not own, and suspect high odds of malicious users' concurrently connecting to it, how can I prevent them from causing any damage to me (injecting malware, stealing ...
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Fixed Channel : -1 ( in Scanning and deauth)

I was using Alfa awus1900 (Realtek 8814u) wifi adapter to test my wifi but from this point, it always shows fixed channel -1 while scanning a particular bssid and on deuath also and after using --ig ...
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Hibernating printer to minimize attacks via Wi-Fi Direct

I upgraded a dinosaur multi-function printer (MFP) to a less prehistoric model [1]. "How convenient!" I thought of the Wi-Fi Direct, considering that I'm (lucky enough to be) working from ...
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Using Open WIFi Newtorks With No Password [duplicate]

Please forgive my ignorance, but are there any security issues with connecting to a known (safe) WiFi network with that requires no password? Am I right in thinking that any other network that uses ...
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How can I add some probable Keywords to hashcat, so I can Brute-Force attack a WPA2 Network faster

I´m trying to brute force attack a WPA2 Network with Hashcat and a wpa2.hccpax file, but when I do it says that it can take 45years to brute force it. So I had the idea that probably the network I´m ...
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ESP32: Secure WiFi credentials via WebCrypto?

Background information: I am not a computer scientist. However, in a research project I am currently building a ESP32-based sensor. Multiple sensors of this type are going to be used by multiple users....
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Why can't we perform a replay attack on wifi networks?

I was wondering that, when a hacker is trying to hack a Wi-Fi network, he/she would try to capture a handshake and then try to decrypt it, whereas when you want to log in to your Wi-Fi access point, ...
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Can wifi network administrators see if you are using a proxy?

A friend of mine wants to use a Proxy on his home computer because his parents have blocked many games and social media services. My question is, if he is using a Proxy, will his parents be able to ...
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WPA/WPA2 networks without passwords [duplicate]

From my current understanding, WPA networks use a network's SSID and password to produce a PSK (pre-shared-key), which encrypts/decrypts communications between the router and the client before a new ...
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Unregister your device from a WiFi network [closed]

Recently, I connected my Android device to an open wi-fi network. Then a web page opened up asking me to choose username and password to log in with. Now when I connect the same device to that network,...
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Work computer hard wired to home modem [duplicate]

I took my office desktop computer home and plugged it into the router. I work for a private company and one of the owners went to school for computer programing/information security/etc). Can they see ...
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Is VLAN better than guest wifi feature

I own the internet connection and router and going to share it with apartment mates. I want to accomplish the following things Isolate our networks, such that they cannot see my internet activity or ...
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How can I safeguard myself if share the same router with the people living in my apartment

I share the same wireless router with some other people living in the same apartment. I want to safeguard my privacy and also not be held liable for their internet activity. The modem from the ISP ...
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Can my school see my browsing history while on campus? [duplicate]

I'm a bit paranoid right now about what my school can and can't see on my device. My school has a BYOD policy which means that I bring my own device to work. I am logged in using my personal account ...
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Is hosting your own website safe? [closed]

So I made this website on python with Flask. I want to host this website on a rasberry pi on my own home network which everybody in my family uses. Should I? Is it safe?
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How can one identify if a ssid is an evil twin before connecting?

How can I check before I connect that the WPA2 ssid I am connecting to is the correct one when I'm in an area with spoofed ssid's? How can I evade an evil twin without trying to connect with a fake ...
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Is every packet in a home Wi-Fi which has say, AES password for connection, encrypted using the same password?

If there is an intruder in a LAN who knows the encryption type and password, will he be able to monitor all the packets which are in the LAN? Suppose someone on the LAN is visiting HTTP sites, which ...
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How to send deauth packets on Windows (manually or with software)?

first of all I know how deauth packets work basically. But since my wifi adapter refuses to work on my virtual Kali, I want to use my host machine (Windows 10). So I have NPcap and Wireshark and I can ...
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My Home WiFi Password was given away to a plumber who said he needed it, it then unusually went down for no apparent reason, is this suspicious? [closed]

My home WiFi password was given away by my dad to a plumber who came in saying that he needed the WiFi password for his phone. As soon as he told him the WiFi went down for a few minutes, which I ...
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Do you have to be on the same WIFI for a Buffer Overflow attack to work?

I know how Buffer Overflows work but in order to do them do you have to be on the same WIFI as your victim. You need to send a packet to a specific device on a specific port. Therefore, unless port ...
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WEP fake authentication purpose

I am studying WEP protocol and more specifically fake authentication attack. Man page says This is only useful when you need an associated MAC address in various aireplay-ng attacks and there is ...
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Is there any problem associated with using emojis in WIFI SSID?

My router configuration panel won't allow me to use emojis in SSID, for some reason. Although, I can very easily bypass this restriction, using the browser developer tools (which makes me think if it'...
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What is Received Sequence Counter(RSC) in WPA authentication

In WPA 4-way handshake and in Message 3 (while GTK transfer), A RSC (Received sequence Number ) sent by the Authenticator (AP) to the supplicant. The only information I found about RSC is that it's ...
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My friends are disrupting my internet connection [duplicate]

My friends have my ip address and they're all programmers/hackers. They've been interfering with my wifi connection several times today. Asking them to stop or saying "they won't do anything"...
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aireplay-ng (injection) is not working when monitor mode is enabled

I believe my card supports injection. If I start a terminal and run aireplay-ng -9 wlan0 I get this result: ┌──(root💀kali)-[/home/kali] └─# aireplay-ng -9 wlan0 ...
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Are my devices and information vulnerable in a public network? what are some solutions?

I'm Studying at a University that has a public network around campus that all students use. This network is even available at the dorms. Since all devices are connected to the same network, is my ...
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Can a driver(malware) hide it self from device manager?

For security reasons, I have this question in mind. I am not a security professional, so I want to ask: Let's suppose my computer's firmware is hacked. If I disable the wifi driver on windows, can a ...
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Does my wireless adapter support the packet injection if it can send deauth packets?

When somebody sends the deauth packets, does it mean that the deauth packets are the packet injection proccess? Does my wireless adapter support the packet injection if it can send deauth packets?
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Is there a point in randomizing my WPA2-Personal SSID (meaning, set a random string in place of the SSID)?

I was looking for ways to make Wi-Fi that uses WPA2-Personal/WPA-PSK secure, and I stumbled in this answer (the second one, from Terrence Koeman): WPA2-PSK (aka WPA2 Personal) basically does the same ...
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Can your internet provider monitor your data (passwords, etc?)

Was typing in my password into an HTTPS website when I started to wonder if my home WiFi (whether a neighbor could have hacked into and monitoring it) is secure. When I type in Username123 Password123 ...
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Why is an IP address in a different city? [duplicate]

Someone lives in city A, but their IP address from home always displays as belonging to city B, 50 miles away in the same country. Both cities are the largest in the country, so this is not about one ...
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Secure Way to Set Up Wifi Extender

I recently purchased a wifi extender and I now have to set it up. There are three options for how to set it up: Through the app By pressing the WPS button on the router and then pressing the WPS ...
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How to prevent the device from connecting to the original AP?

I'm running an Evil Twin attack with airgeddon. Point is that after deauth the account is going, automatically, to get reconnected to the orginal AP and not the fake one. The aireplay is likes so: ...
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Can malware infect computers via wifi routers and mice? [duplicate]

My computer was hacked, which probably resulted in malware/a virus being installed so I'm using my most recent backup on a separate machine (all macOS). Luckily, I was able to determine the timing of ...
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besside-ng “bad beacon” error when attempting to deauth (aircrack-ng)

Equipment: Alfa AWUS036ACH Wi-Fi adapter AC1200 Fresh Install of Kali Linux, fully updated (not on a VM) I have been running across this same "bad beacon" error (sometimes with "DEAUTH&...
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802.11s with SAE vs WPA-RSN (802.11i) on a MESH network

I'm investigating a protection options for a mesh network (p2p). The amount of nodes is constantly changing and possibly owned by different entities. We are thinking between 802.11s with SAE (...
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WPS PIN and key

I was testing how WPS works on my home router and tried to gain access with a tool I found on github called airgeddon. Problem is, I got the PIN down (the PIN I wrote down below is made up, it's ...
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KARMA attack does not require for an attacker to be in range of the target network?

I have recently read about the comparison between KARMA attack and Evil Twin attack. The article states that contrary to an Evil Twin attack, in which the attacker is required to be in range of the ...
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How (un)safe is it to use TKIP?

I have recently bought a wifi range extender to improve the signal coverage through the house. When I set it up, I noticed the iOS 14 recognizes it as unsafe since it uses TKIP and advises to set it ...
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If i download a pic in telegram secret chat on a public wifi then can hacker see the photo? [duplicate]

I downloaded a sensitive pic on telegram's secret chat which contained important details on public wifi, can anyone on the same wifi see what i downloaded and saved in my gallery?
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Security impacts of using public wifi

I generally use a free college wifi and sometimes chats on telegram and also send pics can hackers access those pics and chats and can he access my gallery and see pics? And if he hacks and install ...
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How cameras receive Wi-Fi credentials from App?

I bought a wifi camera and performed the simple startup process: Powered on Discovered the camera through the dedicated App Set the WiFi credentials on the App to pass to the camera After that, the ...
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Smaller password lists [closed]

I hack wifi passwords with kali linux on airmon-ng and I make always password lists with crunch but the lists are always too long (I'm talking about <100 PT) and I want to know if is there a ...
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Do some IoT devices connect to your wifi without you knowing it?

I keep hearing about refrigerators and automated vacuum cleaners being targeted, but do the owners manually configure these devices to connect to their wifi network or do the devices have a work ...
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Whether WPA2 allows a high frequent login rate and times?

In this assumptive scenario, there is a WIFI point(SSID: sscuu-1x), It can be found using airport: $ /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport en0 scan ...

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