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Security for 802.11 wireless networks.

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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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Answering proberequests on nodemcu [on hold]

so I am trying to answer proberequests with my nodemcu, like a Wifi Pineapple does, but I don't know how. I would preferable do it in Arduino. Does any one know how to?
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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 Airgeddon

I keep getting an error in Airgeddon when using my Alfa AWUS036ACH network adapter. I launch Airgeddon successfully with all requisite tools installed, select my wlan0 network, put it into monitor ...
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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 ...
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Why does Windows store Wi-Fi passwords in a reversible format?

Running netsh wlan export profile key=clear in PowerShell will dump your current stored Wi-Fi settings, including the password, into xml files inside of whatever directory you are currently in. Why ...
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Is an open public WiFi network considered safe if employing client isolation?

The risks using open public WiFi networks has been done to death. What I've been wondering is whether an open WiFi network (typically public) is safe against packet-sniffing if that network is using ...
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Wifi Pineapple Tetra - Can't Clone Portal

Here are the steps to reproduce the issue: Connect pineapple, go through initial set up screen. In advanced options, upgrade firmware to version 2.6 Set up again, specifying root password, ssid ...
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Can my school see what I'm doing on my laptop at home?

I'm a bit paranoid, but I want to know if my school can see what I'm browsing while logged into my school account but on my home network with my own laptop. I have brought my laptop to school ...
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Google suspicious activity warning persists for 4 days despite my confirming I recognize it, does this indicate additional security issue? [closed]

I had a google suspicious activity warning four days ago triggered by logging in from a location I don't use often. I accepted the offer to view the activity and acknowledged that I recognized it. ...
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Wondering about iMessage security over work WiFi?

I work for a very large, tech heavy organization and I use WiFi at work - been there for many years and have been using their WiFi the whole time. I also use iMessage almost exclusively and I’m ...
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Does the length of a password for Wi-Fi affect speed?

I work at a place that gives Wi-Fi to all the customers, with a password that is 19 characters long. A customer came in and claimed that because the password is long, it slows down the internet speed. ...
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Allow security camera from China to access guest network

What are the risks that we allow security camera made in China to access our modem/router (all in one)? We granted the camera on Guest network which is the only thing we have it on. Our laptops, ...
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How does an open network without a password expose other connections? [duplicate]

I read here, but that wasn't related. If userA is connected to router and userB is connected to the same router, then how can userB sniff communications between userA and the router? I've see a ...
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Why not just have the password mentioned in the SSID so public networks would be made secure?

Why not just create a network named: Starbucks_passIsHelloWorld, wouldn't that prevent the network from having some security issues? After that every user would be able to login using the password ...
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WiFi security against spoofing attacks

I am about to install some custom pi cameras that connect to my network via WiFi. I know people hack wifi through spoofing SSID. My password is randomly generated and is impossible to brute force ...
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Capturing cleartext authentication (EAP-TTLS/PAP) with WPA-2 Enterprise?

I am running an evil twin attack with eaphammer, by default it seems to capture mschapv2 authentication which contains the username and NETNTLM hashes. I have manually created a WiFi connection (on ...
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Detecting a Pixie Dust attack? How much of a trace does it leave behind?

I've recently been delving more into Wifi security and am starting with Pixie Dust, I've learned about it, mostly how it works (with the pins, being able to crack two halves of the pins and whatnot, ...
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Is the installed certificate used for school wifi able to track me at home?

I've read similar questions being answered on the safety and privacy of school wifi certificates but my question on whether they can still track me at home stands. I'm using my own computer (not ...
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Securing a Personal Hotspot

I'm buying a brand new phone, added to it: a new line and SIM card, along with a brand new laptop, to use my phone's network as a hotspot. I will not be using these devices for anything but personal ...
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How do WiFi APs distinguish between text messages and media content for encrypted messengers?

I recently took a flight with Delta airlines. They offer in-flight WiFi for messenger services iMessage, Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp and state that Words and emojis accepted. Sending photos, ...
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Has Wi-Fi hacking gotten almost impossible?

I have read about Wi-Fi password cracking for a while and used different tools my self, such as: Airodump for monitoring Aicrack for getting key from cap files for WEP/WPA/WPA2 Reaver for WPS Bully ...
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nethogs finds many connections without process ID

Monitoring my network connections with nethogs (on ubuntu machine), I find many connections, which I cannot identify. The columns are PID USER DEV SENT RECEIVED and most connections are owned ...
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Restricting a new WiFi device to WPA2 only

I am currently in a discussion with some colleagues about the development of a solution that includes WiFi. They say that it is not state of the art if we implement all of the possible WiFi encryption ...
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How can I secure Wifi against these specific attacks?

I have found myself in a situation where I need to setup a somewhat secure Wifi network. I am primarily concerned about these attacks, however I welcome any advice about other attacks that I should be ...
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Why doesn't the fluxion attack steal credentials when authenticating to the network?

I ask this question because i am not happy with the answer here In a normal attack such as fluxion. You send DEAUTH packets to the victim wifi. Clone their access point and host an open wifi. Let ...
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WPA2 Security for Security System/IoT

How safe are WiFi modules/devices for use in security systems or even IoT? How effective are dictionary and brute-force attacks in cracking WPA2? Online tutorials I've seen such as this claim to be ...
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Can a Bettercap show all the WIFIs around? [closed]

Can a Bettercap show all the WIFIs around? Seems like: wifi.show, net.recon on, net.probe on didn't show the WIFI that are ON around. What must be set on or be done? I did: sudo bettercap -iface ...
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Is it dangerous to be within range of a compromised WiFi network, even if you don't connect to it?

If a network has been compromised (e.g. someone is listening on the traffic or there has been malware implemented on it), is it safe to leave a device (PC, cell phone, gaming device, etc.) in range of ...
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How to send wifi configuration from server to mobile?

I am testing Mobile Device Management. Here, the Admin needs to publish WiFi configurations (SSID, Password, Security Type etc.) to the mobile over the air. So what should the approach be of sending ...
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Bully and reaver not finding anything in any network

I have been trying out reaver and bully on my network and friends network, multiple different routers, but none of them finds anything. The command for reaver that I run is: reaver -i wlan0mon -c ...
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How to decrypt wifi traffic in realtime and write it to file with Tshark?

I have Wireshark setup to decrypt and display packets in realtime. But I need to have them written to file in realtime also. Someone suggested Tshark, but I can only get it to write to file and not ...
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How can I prevent my WIFI from being hacked? [closed]

I'm being stalked by a hacker. I've relocated and am trying to take all possible precautions. How can I prevent my WIFI from being hacked? Is there a way to prevent a hacker from finding my WIFI ...
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Can wifi admin view video downloaded from personal Outlook cloud onto personal laptop?

Can company wifi admin view a video I downloaded to a personal computer from my outside microsoft outlook account accessed through Chrome? I have a personal university Microsoft account https, which I ...
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Can Wifi probe requests be abused to trick clients into connecting to a fake AP?

I just read about WiFi probe requests and that it is possible to track clients by the MAC-Address in the request. I was wondering if it would be possible to set up a malicious AP which responds "Yes, ...
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Do wifi access points and routers get some kind of data from devices when a device is able to see them?

I was wondering if when a router is broadcasting its signal, it is able to handshake with devices that are wifi enabled and looking for a wifi network to connect and get some info from them?
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MIC vs PTK, what's the difference?

What is the difference between a MIC and a PTK and how applications like Aircrack-ng and Pyrit are concerned about? note I'm only concerned with WPA2-PSK From my research, a PTK is the pairwise ...
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Disturbing Notification

I received an E-mail notification a couple of days ago welcoming me for signing onto Stockholm Arlanda Airport's wifi network. My wife and I have never been to Stockholm. I asked my neice's husband ...
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How secure are the default, randomized passwords that ISP routers come with?

Did a little searching an could not find an answer to this. A lot of ISPs these days are providing combination router/modem units, and they come with a pre-configured password that is a random string ...
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Can company corporate building guest wifi track my sites visited on my phone

To give context, I'm not too familiar with computers an IT terminology, so please excuse my mistakes. I work in a building where they provide guest Wi-Fi. Before you log in, you have to sign their ...