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Why are Wi-Fi channels 1, 6, and 11 recommended on 2.4 GHz for security? [closed]

So I realised something the other day- that channels 1, 6, and 11 are by far the most common channels for 2.4 GHz wifi networks, and are highly recommended. So I did more research and came across this ...
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Unable to capture authentication frames in monitor mode in linux

Unable to capture authentication frames in monitor mode in linux using Wireshark. I am able to see probe request & response, Acknowledgement, Beacon, cts, rts frames. Followed below steps and also ...
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Have I got malicious activity on my home router? [closed]

Just got back from a week away and noticed unusual behaviour on the home wifi. Examples: Partner clicked "unsubscribe" on an email in the gmail app, the link loaded the typical scammy "...
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Corporate WiFi with PreShared key - an issue? [closed]

The company I work for has a WiFi that employees use a single preshared key to connect to it. This is a WiFi that directly connects to our internal network. It's not the guest network. And the ...
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Will installing a kernel mode driver onto a PC compromise the entire network it's connected to?

At home, my personal PC and work computers all connect to the same network, via ethernet and WiFi. A video game on my personal PC is requiring an install of a "kernel mode driver." At the ...
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Why am I having trouble capturing and transmitting ARP packets to increase data in a WPA2 network injection attack?

I'm trying to inject packets into my own WPA2 network and rapidly increase the data packets. I've followed these steps: Connected my wireless adapter to my Kali Linux machine. Put my wireless adapter ...
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How does a password prevent an evil twin if the password is publicly known?

This discussion of WPA3 OWE seems to imply that WiFi at Starbucks/the airport/whatever can be secured against an evil twin attack if they use WPA3-Personal instead of OWE. But it seems like that ...
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What kinds of attacks are eliminated in WPA2-PSK if for each device there's a different (secret) PSK?

With regular WPA2-PSK there's the fact that every device shares the same PSK, hence it's possible to impersonate the AP by setting up an Evil Twin and watching the traffic. This isn't possible without ...
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Why isn't airolib-ng generating PMKs from the database after importing a password list and ESSID?

I have been trying to create PMKs using airolib-ng with a password list generated by crunch and an ESSID text file. Here's the process I followed: Created a password list file using crunch and saved ...
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How to implement Wi-Fi deauthentication attack on mac

I am trying to send "de-authentication requests" with Mac but all the previously used tools don't work I was using bettercap before, now it says that deauth packet was sent but nothing is ...
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Opening a mobile banking app in an unknown Wifi [duplicate]

At Travel.SE, we have an HNQ: How to make my credit card "less" secure for travel? about how to reduce the number of false credit card declines when traveling abroad. The current top answer ...
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If I did MAC filtering whitelist, what will happen with devices that weren’t add to list?

In my home WIFI router, I set MAC filtering for me and my family’s devices (about 6 devices). If some devices that weren’t in my MAC filtering whitelist, and they know my WIFI password and try to ...
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aireplay-ng --deauth never finds BSSID available

I've been trying to crack wifi wpa2 handshake using airodump-ng and aireplay-ng. I'm using alfa awus-036acs adapter. sudo airodump-ng wlan0 sudo airodump-ng --bssid MAC ADDR of AP --channel 1 -w ...
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Unknown Wi-Fi SSID detected - is it a danger?

I see an available connection "Eliza" in my area. How can I check if this is a danger to me?
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Does EAP TLS benefit from “Verify the server’s identity by validating the certificate” setting

For PEAP it's important to enable the "Verify the server’s identity by validating the certificate" setting in a Windows WiFi profile. Is there any benefit enabling this for EAP TLS? If I ...
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airodump-ng no associated station

i have a question many people asked in the last years but there seem to be no answer. So i will reask that. i am running "airodump-ng --essid [MyAP] -c [MyAP-Channel]" and getting no info ...
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Needing information on cyberattack that occured [closed]

If someone hacks into your WiFi and comes through an unlocked networked and knows your password and IP address and learns the specs on all your devices, the computer and cellphones, the smart TV, are ...
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Can I make a WEP wifi and crack it using two virtual machines?

I am using VirtualBox, Kali linux as the attacker vm and xubuntu as the supposed AP. However, I only have my wireless pcie card on my actual pc and it seems that making a virtual interface card doesn'...
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How to know if a device comes into my WiFi network range even though it does not connect to my network [closed]

How to know if a device comes into my WiFi network range even though it does not connect to my network? Here my business model is that when someone comes into my Wi-Fi range if I can know the count of ...
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Note Taking App Hacked?

I am using the note taking app Color Note (www.colornote.com) on my mobile phone that is using Android 7.1.1 to take some notes (old device). I am not using their cloud sync capability, and my email/...
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If someone knows your wifi password AND is out of wifi range, does it present any particular risks?

This is a close matchup for If someone knows your wifi password can they hack your router? I gave someone my general (not the guest-specific) wifi password, but they flew home to another continent. ...
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Can I setup and enforce additional WiFi connection (and password) requirements on managed laptops using Windows or MacOS?

Can I setup and enforce additional WiFi connection (and password) requirements on managed laptops using Windows or MacOS? Such as: blocking (or entirely hiding) the option to connect to open networks ...
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Wpa ptk and gtk in detail

I have been checking Pairwise and Group Transient keys in a network for security. I understand PTK is derived from = PMK, AP nonce (ANonce), STA nonce (SNonce), AP MAC address, and STA MAC address ...
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Is WIFI that is 'open' but requires a password to access the internet safe?

It is common knowledge that connecting to open public WIFI networks can pose a security risk (e.g. to man-in-the-middle attacks). However, I have come across 'open' WIFI networks that require no ...
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Is WPA2-Enterprise a more secure protocol designed to protect WiFi communication compared to WPA3-Personal?

Perhaps an unconventional comparison. If we ignore device compatibility for a moment and compare security features of WPA3(-three)-Personal with WPA2(-two)-Enterprise. Which is most secure and why is ...
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What is an HTTPS Interception Certificate and can schools monitor devices through it? [duplicate]

My school (UK) recently sent out a message to all of us. "In order to provide the best standard of online safety we are improving the quality of internet filtering and monitoring on our school ...
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Are WPA3 connections with a shared key secure?

Related: Are WPA2 connections with a shared key secure? Is a public WPA3 network secure against eavesdropper who knows the password? The specific use case would be a public WiFi using WPA3, but with a ...
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Do 5G cellular kits than are connected to SBC, support encryption when the signal goes via them to the wifi?

I have seen around some 5G cellular kits that can be connected to SBC (Single Board Computers) in order to make a WIFI hotspot. From the one side, they provide 5G cellular connection and from the ...
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Bettercap filtering ARP Spoof

I want to see only monitored device's visited websites not the methods and the redirects how can I filter or can I?
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How dangerous is sharing a WiFi network with neighbors?

Context. I am moving in to a building where neighbors share WiFi. There are several routers connected with each other, and residents connect to one of the WiFi networks. I was told it's cheaper that ...
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How important is it for WiFi passwords to be secure?

Anecdotally, I've noticed that many people's WiFi passwords (based on visiting their homes, etc.) don't seem terribly secure; they're usually fairly short and don't always contains numbers or special ...
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What is the difference between a VPN and a Tor Socks proxy on public wifi?

I seek protection against MITM & snooping of VPN or Tor proxy traffic on public WiFi. So, what are the different security impacts of each of these 2 solutions: Using a VPN (like Proton VPN) to ...
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Where are wifi passwords stored? [duplicate]

I'm looking for technical details on how Windows, Linux, and macOS all store the SSIDs and passwords for every wireless network you've ever connected to. I've tried searching for this, but my Google-...
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Design flaw in Wi-Fi EasyMesh or a poor implementation?

Extending a wireless network with Wi-Fi EasyMesh is easy, but that may come at a cost of security. I was surprised that setting up the Mesh network with Zyxel MPro Mesh devices (e.g. DX3301-T0 router &...
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Can people still find my wifi network even if I turn off SSID broadcasting? [duplicate]

My wifi router broadcasts my SSID but I believe I can stop the SSID from being broadcast. Were I to do so, would neighbors or anyone parked on the street fail to find my wifi and move on to the next ...
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Is it possible to fully protect a home Wi-Fi network from remote attacks?

I've read that some ways to secure a home Wi-Fi network include encrypting the network using WPA2 Personal, and changing the default administrative username, password, and network name. But I'm not ...
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Is it possible to see someone using vpn who is connected to my AP and turned on hotspot for his mobile in which he uses vpn [duplicate]

I want to monitor traffic in my Access point of the users who turned on hotspots in their PC after connecting to the wi-fi. I want to monitor users who use vpn to access blocked sites in my ...
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Is there any security threat with open WiFi connection in 2023 for online banking? [duplicate]

According to its website, my bank does not recommend to use open wifi networks for online banking without VPN. Why is that? I understand, that 10-20 years ago many site and application sent the data ...
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How can I be sure that my internet service provider is safe?

There is a new internet service provider in town that provides fiber internet--their internet is fast and it's proven. Almost everyone in our town switched to their internet. However, I am kind of ...
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How to secure old routers with WPA2 and with old firmware?

There are many old routers that support WPA2 that hadn't had a firmware update released since around 2010. Is it possible to secure their WPA2 implementation considering the more recent ...
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Cracking WiFi credentials without handshake or PKMS

How can I crack WiFi credentials WITHOUT using the traditional method of capturing a PKMS or Handshake? When I connect to a WiFi network, I simply enter a password into a text box just like any other ...
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Does WPA/WPA2 mixed mode have weak security even if I always connect using WPA2-AES?

My Wi-Fi access point is in "WPA/WPA2 mixed mode", which allows devices to connect to it using either WPA, WPA2-TKIP, or WPA2-AES. My Apple® smartphones and tablet computers are warning that ...
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Cannot aireplay-ng deauth attack Android 11

I was trying to do a deauth attack on Android 11 phone but it didn't work. I am using sudo aireplay-ng --deauth 100000 -a [AP mac_addr] -c [my mac_addr] wlan0 The access point uses wpa2 encryption, ...
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Does the attacker need to be on the same network to carry out a deauthentication attack?

I'm sort of confused due to contradicting information about it but I just want to know if it's important for an attacker to be on the same Wifi network if he wants to deauthenticate another user?
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Technical details behind how a malware-infected device infects other devices on the same network?

I'm a security student and for one of my projects, I'm trying to learn the technical details behind a malware-infected device infecting other devices on the same network. I can see so much content ...
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Is Wifi Penetration Testing Dead?

"I hack your Wifi in 5 Minutes" still seems to be a hot topic on youtube in 2023, atleast on beginner channels like David Bombal. However, is there still any real world application? Even ...
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Prevent device from seeing WiFi networks for geolocation

This is something I was wondering while trying to improve my privacy. Mobile devices tend to use geolocation based on WiFi networks they find available (thanks to evil Google...). One could use ...
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Can employer view images in email on personal device in personal email account over wifi?

Accidentally opened my personal email on company wifi. Had received a message with a suggestive but not graphic image in it, but still what I'd consider inappropriate use of wifi. It was mail from a ...
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Are phone calls via WiFi VOIP encrypted by A5/1, A5/2, and A5/3?

I have enabled a function in my mobile phone, that uses my home Wi-Fi network to make calls when the cellular signal does not exist. As far as I know, the cellphone provider charges me as though I ...
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WPA(2/3)-PSK-compatible per-device Wi-Fi passwords to prevent AP MITM on IoT networks

While WPA2-PSK and WPA3-SAE are really secure once a connection has been established, my understanding is that if you have access to the Wi-Fi password you can impersonate the AP without any problems. ...
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