Questions tagged [wifi]

Security for 802.11 wireless networks.

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How To Make A Router Change The WPA Password Automatically Everyday? [closed]

And welcome. I'm A cafe owner, and I have a small problem that I need to reset the password of the wifi manually every day because of the clients, I dug around it and found some interesting details "...
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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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Household attack vectors and mitigations [closed]

Hopefully this question won't come across too closely to a which product is best as that is not my intention. I am moving into a larger property and I would like to setup some home security now i'm ...
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Unkown ip adress in my lan [duplicate]

While scanning my LAN with Angry IP Scanner, I found an ip @ that I didn't recognise 192.168.1.59: IP Ping Hostname MAC Address MAC ...
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How to prevent my web searches showing up as ads on family members device with same wifi connection?

Today I was shopping for a New Years journal on my desktop and apparently other family members' devices started showing up ads for the same. I feel this could be because we are all on the same wifi. ...
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What level of vulnerability has this WPA2 system?

I designed a WiFi host whose password contains a truncated SHA256 hash of a password + the time it was set. For example, “password2019-12-25-12:59” hashed to “acd2775f” which is truncated to 8 ...
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Why Am I Seeing Adverts When Using Mobile Data?

I was looking at an https page on my phone within the house via my home wifi network. I turned off wifi and switched to mobile data and when I refreshed the page, suddenly there were adverts on the ...
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Google Location Accuracy datafeed

Since Android 9, there is an option in your location preferences which is called Location Accuracy. I know how Google determines my location over wifi and now I wonder if Location Accuracy has also ...
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Is it possible to mac-spoof Xfinity Wireless?

Background Comcast/Xfinity operates various wireless hotspots across the US, accessed via the SSID xfinitywifi through the many wireless access points shown on https://hotspots.wifi.xfinity.com/ ...
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What is the significant difference between a Rogue Access Point & Client Mis-Association [closed]

As the title states, how can I differentiate both of them.
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What Data Does an ISP Store? [closed]

Sorry for being so general, but I know my ISP logs connections to others and all. I'm just questioning whether they keep any physical data that was over a HTTPS connection. Learned about how ISPs also ...
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If I accept a root Cert what am I opening myself up to?

If I connect to a WIFI AP and it wants to install a root cert. They read my HTTPS traffic, Right? Does using OpenSSH on my cell phone to my home router help protect me? Or can this traffic be ...
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Security of service requests on a public Wifi

I'm currently rebuilding my network infrastructure and am planning to make my NAS available trough an OpenVPN server running on my router for "outside" use (no port forwarding: NAS in private LAN, ...
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I've sent a clear copy of my ID card using the WiFi at work

The title says it all, I needed to send my ID to some website so that they could verify my identity. But I took the picture with my phone, then sent it to myself via Messenger on iOS. I sent the ...
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Connect with a WPA2 hash instead of cracking it

When stealing a WPA2 hash from a packet, why do you need to use brute force to find out the original password instead of just sending the router the hash itself and connect with it to the router?
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What to do if my MAC has been spoofed?

My MAC address has been spoofed by a neighbor to access my WiFi, positively. I know it's futile changing the WPA key or not broadcasting the SSID. What are my options at this point ?
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My home router has been hacked, what can I do? [closed]

My router has been hacked and all devices have had some sort of spyware installed (Don't ask me how I know this, just please take my word for it). Since they can see everything I do on my devices, ...
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Is there a way to find out WHO sent me a life threatening text? [closed]

Recently I received several text messages from TWO different numbers that I did not recognize. I called the numbers back, and texted them, but there was no answer, or vm. I googled them as well, and ...
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Can Avast check my WI-FI password for strength?

I've been greeted by this popup this morning: Can Avast actually check my WI-FI password for strength? Or is it just "marketing scare" so that I upgrade to the paid version instead of using the free ...
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What identifiable variables can be collected via server/client connection logs( wireless AP's) to uniquely identify a device across networks?

For instance, the MAC address is one variable that stays the same across networks, along with Hostname, Operating System, and the combination of open ports/services. Ignoring browser specific ...
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How to identify a unidentified PSK wifi encryption

I have an unidentified PSK encryption in airodump's output (see red square on screenshot) and I would like to get more information about the encryption method used by the network: do you know any tool ...
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Is the WPS implementation for Wifi Direct on Amazon Fire Stick secure?

Specifically: Does the fire-stick use PIN method or push-button method for its Wifi Direct implementation? From my experience using the Fire Stick for mirroring an Android phone, I would guess it is ...
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How could a WPA2 WiFi with a 40+ character random password have been penetrated

I can confirm an intrusion from an unknown MAC address (identified as a Realtek device), getting a new, valid IP from the DHCP pool, and using the network for roughly 1 hour. The network is WPA2 - 1 ...
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How can I hide my mac address when using a public wifi? [duplicate]

As a new student of cyber security, I have started to see in real-time how an individual can actually scan and view the mac addresses on a public wifi connection. How can I hide my mac address when ...
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Guest WiFi: Can I see who joins?

I set up a Guest wifi on my new router. It has no password. For some reason, I cannot see who joins it on my router's settings at 192.168.1.1. The other connections I have do show connected devices, ...
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Preventing DoS and flooding attacks on wireless MANET network

How can I prevent DoS/flooding attacks on a wireless MANET network?
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Do more credit cards get stolen through public WiFi than through data breaches?

I was listening to a podcast the other day which was sponsored by a VPN provider. During the talking points for the advertisement, the host said something to the effect of the following (I'm recalling ...
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Who/what is responsible for Disabling vs. Enabling WiFi Calling on a voLTE-connected iPhone?

This question arises from the fact that the following WiFi-calling lookup: https://e911-reg.tracfone.com/wps/portal/home, implies that a "SIM exchange" or a "WiFi-calling provisioned SIM" can enable "...
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How an AP blocks Admin Page through Wi-Fi connection?

Some home routers (AP) have the ability to block connections to the admin page if it's being accessed through a Wi-Fi connection. In order to login to the admin page you need to get a cable and ...
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Capture WiFi AP authentication attempted password

Is it possible for someone who is doing air monitor mode (ex. using airmon-ng) or is using a rogue device to capture attempted authentication on a Wi-Fi AP ? For example, I have a home router WPA2-...
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How far is my Access Point BSSID sent in my internet packets?

My question relates to this question: How does Google know where I am? and ask a similar question to this (but that accepted answer doesn't pertain to BSSIDs). The chosen answer in my first linked ...
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RF signal Wi-Fi leak [closed]

How can one steal files off a laptop hard drive using RF / Wi-Fi signals? Can it be done with the laptop powered off if there is a battery?
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Monitoring nearby WiFi clients

I know that a WiFi adapter can scan for active BSSIDs, and that in monitor mode it can scan all unencrypted traffic. What is the best way to list nearby WiFi clients from Python? I understand that ...
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Do Xfinity hotspots require passwords?

There's a Xfinity hotspot(xfinitywifi)that I see on my phone that I occasionally use for reasons but lately it has been acting up so I contacted Xfinity customer support. They asked for some stuff ...
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Defense from Captive Portal MAC-spoofing in OWE (WPA-3)

Previously, user authentication on Captive portal was only by his mac address. Accordingly, in wi-fi networks it was very easy to intercept the user's mac address and apply it to yourself. Captive ...
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Laptop WIFI attack insecure

If a laptop has WIFI but it is disabled in the Device Manager, can it still be used to gain access to the machine?
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When using VPN on a WiFi network, can the traffic of other non-VPN computers on the WiFi be monitored?

Let's say I am using a WiFi connection and am connected through VPN to a private network. Would the computer using VPN be able to monitor the traffic of other computers connected to the same WiFi, ...
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If we should encrypt the message rather than the method of transfer, why do we care about wifi security? Is this just security theatre?

Most answers to this question about the security of satellite internet boil down to: encrypting the message is more important than encrypting the method of transfer. However, there seems to be a lot ...
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Does Using VPN on a Dubious Custom Mobile ROM Reduce the Risk to the Network?

I have flashed an old Samsung phone with a custom ROM. The OS (and all the needed software) come from a website that "should" be safe, from users that "should" be trustworthy. Still, I like to be a ...
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Can my employer monitor personal device use on my home network?

I occasionally work from home. I have a work laptop that I bring home and connect to my company's network using my home WiFi (I assume it has its own direct connection). I also have my personal ...
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How secure/safe is Eduroam?

The higher education institution that I attend uses Eduroam, a infrastructure and IT company that often caters for the infrastructure and network needs of research and educational organisations. I am ...
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Network Adapter error on airgeddon

I keep getting an error on airgeddon while using my Alfa AWUS036ACH network adapter (RTL8812AU chipset). I can launch airgeddon successfully with all requisite tools installed, select my wlan0 ...
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Unknown WiFi network showing up on my phone [duplicate]

I have a WiFi network showing up on my phone: "H2O-e04f43b9ec36". My neighbors are a significant distance away and I am curious as to what is giving it off as I’m in the middle of an ugly separation.
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Client reconnects during deauthentication attack

During my first deauthentication attack the client I targeted was disconnected from the wireless network, however I was able to reconnect the client to the network even though aireplay-ng was still ...
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Aireplay-ng deauth has no effect

I am trying to deauth my laptop which is connected to my home wifi. aireplay-ng has no effect on my laptop. The commands I used are in order airmon-ng start wlan0 then after getting the mac address ...
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Full Picture of Cracking Coffee Traffic [duplicate]

I'm trying to get a full answer to an interview question I got asked a while ago that keeps coming back to haunt me at night. Hoping that I can get a clearer picture of it here, or at least a link to ...
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How is a cryptographic key used as a password when using WiFi? [duplicate]

I have recently come from a post and the accepted answer described the password as a cryptographic key. I have an understanding of RSA, AES and uses of it such as digital signatures however I fail to ...
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Do modern operating systems still send targeted or directed Wi-Fi probe requests that contain SSIDs?

Do modern (versions of) operating systems, primarily Android and iOS on mobile, still send targeted or directed probe requests when searching for Wi-Fi networks to connect to? Such targeted or ...