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Security for 802.11 wireless networks.

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How to stop malicious WIFI from infecting my computer?

Was reading this: How to check if a Wi-Fi network is safe to connect to? When I came across some comments I can redirect you to other pages without your interaction. Install key loggers. Heck if ...
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Access point uses different BSSID and deauth attack fails

I'm using airgeddon (https://github.com/v1s1t0r1sh3r3/airgeddon) to perform a deauthentication attack on my wifi network. When i put my wireless interface in monitor mode to scan the network from the ...
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Can a malicious WIFI network force a connection

Say I enter a place with public WIFI. Of course, I would not connect to the network since I know it's risky, but I do have my computer turned on. Can an attacker know my computer is there and force a ...
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What does WPA2 traffic look like to a packet sniffer that is not connected to the network?

Imagine there is a wireless network using WPA2, and an attacker has come along with his wireless card in monitor mode. What will the packets from that network look like? Is any information disclosed i....
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If I am trying to clean install a MacOS with internet recovery, is it safer to use mobile network than WIFI network?

I just clean installed my MacOS Catalina on my MacBook due to virus on my PC that I worried got on my MacBook via usb file transfer. I did an internet recovery to reinstall MacOS Catalina with my ...
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Can a computer/MacBook be compromised/infected/hacker simply be requesting/attempt to join a network?

I was finishing a clean installation of macOS Catalina on my MacBook, and I was asked to select a wifi network. I misclicked on a wifi network with a name that's very similar to mine and was asked to ...
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Router infected; Factory reset not working [closed]

Recently, I was being redirected (occasionally, not every time) by "ilkmawgod.site" (no information on google) to malicious webpages. I scanned my every thing using quick heal, but it didn't find ...
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Can my school see the websites I've visited while on my home WiFi after I reconnect to the schools? [closed]

I know that they can't monitor me on my home WiFi, but can they see the websites I visited while on my home WiFi after I reconnect to the schools?
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Why did I get incorrect wifi password pop up for unknown network on iPhone?

A few months ago my iPhone had a pop up saying 'incorrect wifi password' and telling me to enter the correct password, however it was for a network that I had never connected to or seen before. It ...
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VPN gets disconnected when using WiFi [migrated]

I've Huawei DG8045 VDSL router, when I'm connected over its wifi my VPN gets disconnected after few minutes but when I'm connected using lan cable I can use my VPN connection normally. I tried to ...
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PMKID found , but it should be WPA handshake

i was trying to get access in wifi network but i came to something that i need to ask afteraireplay-ng –0 20 –a [router bssid] –c [client bssid] wlan0mon i expect WPA handshake in right top ...
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Is it possible to go undetected on a WiFi network?

How could someone go undetected on a WiFi? (No trace with NMap scan, not in network admin page) Is this even possible? If so, how can you prevent it? If being undetected while on WiFi network isn’t ...
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Using a WLAN router to create an access point

Would the local network administrator in my dorm be able to figure out that I'm using a WLAN router to access their wired internet connection? Assuming I'm not broadcasting the SSID.
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Can the school see my computer? [duplicate]

During all this covid-19 stuff my school is letting students sign out computers and take them home until the end of the school year. When you log in to the computers, you log in to your school gmail ...
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How does WIFI password verification work in a WiFi evil twin?

Problem Statment I am trying to guard against the following scenario. I have a laptop and it connects over wifi, at home as well as at workplace. I am not familiar with the wifi protocol. I ...
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How to know if my router has been hacked?

I have a (maybe dumb) question for you. I was wondering if there is a way to know if my router has been hacked. I secured it the best that I can and also made it so only the mac addresses of the ...
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How to find the location of the device connected to router

Someone is using my wifi other than my devices, so i checked the connected devices in the d-link and found the ip address of the user and saved it. Now how do I find the location of the user?
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Success rate of pixie dust attack

Recently I read about the pixie dust attack in which a WPS PIN is decoded with time stamp and other resources within a fraction of a second. The only drawback is that it only works on WPS enabled ...
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Eduroam requires installation of a CA Certificate - can they decrypt TLS traffic?

Eduroam is an organization that provides free WiFi to educational institutions and around some cities. I don't fully understand how the authentication works, but in order to connect you have to ...
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VPN as a firewall in a public network

My configuration is: allow only OpenVpn traffic and block any other (income/outcome) traffic with UFW on my ubuntu laptop. unreal scenario: let’s say i have ubuntu with chrome version 50 [2016] on ...
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airodump-ng station not associated with bssid

Why do some BSSIDs show as "not associated" (note: not all of them show as such; some just show a usual BSSID). I have tried to use the other BSSID that shows up for the other station but it didn't ...
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Problem while using Reaver WPS

I was trying to crack my WiFi Router. I have two laptops an older one(Lenevo 3000 G430) and a newer one(HP Elitebook 840 G3) with their internal adapter. The old one has BCM4312 802.11b/g chipset and ...
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Can my employer see what websites I visit at home on my personal devices?

Recently I started working from home (like half of the world these days due to the Corona virus). Work has provided me with a laptop/screen etc. and a VPN to the company network. I only use this ...
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I'm not able to DeAuth a Client (Aireplay-ng)

I'm trying to perform a De-authentication attack on my own network and client. However, the client never disconnects and I cannot boot the client from the AP. I'm running: aireplay-ng -0 0 -a [BSSID]...
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Packets contained no EAPOL data; unable to process this AP

I'm trying to hack my own WiFi using aircrack but have had no success. With aircrack I cannot achieve a successful handshake as the deauth doesn't seem to have any effect on my targeted devices. This ...
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How can a VPN circumvent MAC address filtering?

My DSL-WiFI router provides MAC address filtering. This is used for access restrictions, e.g for parental controls to keep certain devices off-line during certain hours. A device on the restriction ...
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WiFi channel-based man-in-the-middle attack implementations

Is there a working open-source implementation of a WiFi channel-based man-in-the-middle attack out there? I have been looking for it for a while and what I found so far was this python package which ...
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WiFi Router, current status of security options?

I'm about to buy a new WiFi router tomorrow (probably) & I'm wondering what kind of security features I should choose (Like: AES, WPA2, DMZ, TKIP, SPI, ...) What is the current status of what is ...
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Network administrator in my flat - vulnerabilities? [duplicate]

I'm concerned about my network that I'm currently using. There is an network on my flat with several access points in the building and the network admin is providing access - afaik it's PEAP with 802....
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Bettercap ARP Spoof Network Crash

Hello when I'm running ARP Spoof on Bettercap everything works fine. But after a moment the network starts crashing, because the devices on my network send to many request I think... ? How can I run ...
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Using an active or passive scan, can I detect all devices connected to or transmitting via a Wifi network?

I know that it's possible to do a passive scan on all channels to see if an access point sends a beacon. However, is it also possible to listen to general Wifi traffic on that channel and assemble a ...
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Unknown Google Account Signed into Browser

An unknown Google account is signed into Firefox on my Arch Linux machine. The computer is in my apartment (where I live alone) and I lock the screen when I leave. Some observations: The unknown ...
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802.11 data frames missing from Wireless frames capturing

By working on the Wireless QoS (WMM/802.11e), I captured with airmon-ng and airodump-ng on Kali Linux, the 802.11 raw wireless frames, on my BSSID and channel. I generate some traffic from my ...
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Looking to take a hotspot that is shared and create my own hotspot that can be firewalled

What is the best way to take a wireless hotspot that is owned by someone else, create my own hotspot or VLAN to be able to Firewall / Not allow my devices to view the other individuals' devices? I ...
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How are keys negotiated in wpa-eap?

Question about PEAP-MSCHAPV2 on RADIUS. After MSCHAPV2 success keys are extracted from TLS context. Then it sent to AP. Client failed to connect WiFi (or eapol, etc) with my handmade RADIUS Access-...
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Using Tor in public WIFI is it secured? [duplicate]

Using the Tor network to visit the web pages in public wifi is secured or not since The Tor will help us to make us anonymous( To hide the metadata such as visiting URLs) and The HTTPS helps us to ...
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Security risk of connecting to two networks simultaneously

My employer issues a list of security recommendations when using a work laptop outside of the work network. The security recommendations are related to such risks as data theft, viruses, or other ...
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How does neighbor know when WiFi/Internet is used?

A neighbor, somehow, knows, when I connect to the Internet - and begins shooting something at my home (ice pellets). Is there a way to prevent people from seeing my SSID/internet connection? We are ...
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Pfsense security issues?

I have used pfsense before as the main gateway, load balancer, traffic shaping, proxy, firewall, virus/malware protection, enterprise wifi solution for an entire office of 50+ users. Yet I have ...
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Does turning off my modem before leaving home significantly improve security?

Like many, most of my time is spent away from home: at work, the gym, out socializing, etc. I'd estimate I use my internet a few hours a night. I never turn my modem off unless I travel for longer ...
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AP not responding ARP packet injection (arp-replay attack)

I'm trying to learn and practice ARP Replay attack. I've configured my AP for a WEP encryption. I've associated my wireless adapter in monitor mode to the router using --fakeauth. Command as below: ...
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Bruteforcing a Wi-FI password [closed]

Is it possible to brute-force a WiFi password, since technically there are no limits with login attempts? If there is any, the MAC address of the attacker device can be changed.
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When connecting to someones wifi without using it, can they see search history from the past?

We visited a friend who's working as a programmer. He told me to connect my phone to his wifi so he could send me a picture, however he didn't send it and I left my phone connected to his wifi for an ...
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Does connecting your phone to wifi make it trackable by cellular connection?

can connecting to wifi reveal my cellular identity ? So what I mean is say hypothetically the powers that be wanted to tap your cellular phone and your home wifi (having the isp monitor all data). ...
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Is it considered bad practice to use company name as part of an SSID?

From a security perspective, is it considered bad practice to use the company name as a part of an SSID? Assuming that the company is located in a densely populated area with a lot of "competing" ...
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See the contents of https/ssl data weeks after leaving the wfi

I just recently broke up with my ex boyfriend, I am not computer smart but he is, scary computer smart and can basically do anything, with lots of schooling and whatever it is he does for work... I ...
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How to safely connect a possibly infected computer to my home's internet? [duplicate]

There is a laptop - not mine, someone else's. That someone else, as far as I know them, are a bit lousy in their security best practices (do they even have AV installed? not to mention OS patches or ...
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Are all these attacks possible with WiFi MitM or is it over-hyped nonsense?

My dad sent me this video asking if he should be worried about this? The video shows: a wifi AP broadcasting an airport's wifi name security researcher seeing the sites the victim browses security ...
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Can my employer see my browsing history from my home?

I have a personal phone which I use at work, and connect to the WiFi at work. I also brought my personal laptop to work a couple times and connected to the WiFi. My question is can my employer see ...

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