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Questions tagged [wifi]

Security for 802.11 wireless networks.

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Is it possible to prevent WiFi password brute-forcing?

Are there any measures I can set, except using a better password, to prevent someone brute-forcing a WiFi password?
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Aren't VPN servers exposed to the same threats as public Wi-Fi?

Besides trust of the VPN provider, are VPN servers safe? Other people connect to it and it can be compromised, right? Is it the same threat as being connected to a public Wi-Fi where someone could ...
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Does someone need to be connected to my network to sniff HTTP requests?

TL;DR Would a potential attacker need to have my Wi-Fi password and be connected to my network in order to read HTTP requests? Over the past year or so, I have made a few DIY home automation projects....
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isn't it a security hole that locked tablet/PC lets you change WiFi settings without warning the user?

Certain tablets and PCs, including at least the Kindle Fire and Windows 10 computers, allow you to change WiFi settings even if the device is locked and you don't have the PIN/password. The valid use ...
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What are the most uncommon/weird wifi hacking methods that are possible? [closed]

the common methods are 1- WPA cracking 2- WPS cracking 3- evil twin
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Detect / Prove and Prevent Wifi Deauth attack

I'm suspecting that my neighbor is running multiple Wifi deauth flood attacks against my Wifi. I'm using WPA2 and I don't think he can really crack my password, but my devices keep having wifi ...
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aircrack-ng issue: No mon0 when run “airmon-ng start wlan0” and “No such BSSID available”

I have read many threads on StackExchange and some other blogs but none helped me. The issue is with aircrack-ng on Kali Linux. It gives me error No such BSSID available when I run aireply-ng. I think ...
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mitmf doesn't work when disabled ip forward

I have virtual machine windows connected to NAT network. I also have kali linux virtual machine connected to same NAT network. I have port forwarding disabled. cat /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward gives ...
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is it possible to create a WEP wifi that accepts any password?

the same as evil twin fluxion but without captive portal so the victim connects to our fake Wep Wifi that accepts any password after getting disconnected from his Wpa 2 Wifi so we sniff data from the ...
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Can jumping to a new SSID be a solution for flood attacks?

If an attacker can access inside my network in any way and make a UDP or ICMP flood attack on any point of the network (server, client or router), can I prevent this attack transiently with jumping on ...
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Wi-Fi Pineapple Device - is it that easy to steal people's info?

I've been doing research on the internet relating to cybersecurity and I came across an article talking about a "Wi-Fi Pineapple". The article made it seem like anyone can buy this and basically ...
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is it possible to evil twin a WPA 2 Wifi using one of EAP methods?

the same as fluxion but without the captive portal just like this video Stealing 802.1x Credentials with Rogue AP & RADIUS server he was able to get the username and the password of an EAP wifi ...
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How do I find the SSID of a wifi network with multiple separate words? [closed]

I am using the keychain to find logs of wifi passwords entered on networks I have logged into. It works fine for wifi networks where their name is one word such as "Wifi", however it does not work for ...
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Is it possible to intercept Airdrop data transfer be intercepted?

If I am logged into a school WiFi and I airdrop a photo to someone can the school see what I airdrop? Or what I am searching using their WiFi?
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Static IP on Kali over WiFi hotspot [migrated]

I am looking for help with static a IP address on WiFi. I have this project with Kali on a pi0w. I am using the pi-tail image as this is going to be mobile. I have the pi working great, it boots and ...
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Why can I cast to my neighbour's TV on my Wi-Fi?

I've recently noticed that a new device shows up as available to cast to from my android phone when I'm logged on to our home Wi-Fi. It's an LG Sk8100 TV, but as we own no such TV. I'm assuming it's ...
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Risk of giving untrusted IOT Device access to wifi

My issue isn't so common and I can't find an answer in the see of other IoT security issues. Let's say I have an IP cam, but I'm not even worried about someone being able to view the live stream, or ...
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evil twin like attack [duplicate]

Is it possible to make a fake AP with the same SSID that has a password and when clients try to access it and type a password, the software verifies it with a handshake?
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Phone sending many packets

Earlier, I accessed my modem to check out the IPs in my network. The network was configured with DHCP (with a considerable time to expire), and I didn't recognize 3 or 4 of IPs: most of them were ...
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Unable to join airbase-ng AP

In a test environment, I am trying to spoof my basic router's Wi-Fi access point using the following: Instructions: https://www.udemy.com/penetration-testing/learn/v4/t/lecture/2693224?start=0 USB Wi-...
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Are VLANs necessary to segment WiFi SSID to secure traffic?

WiFi routers offer the ability to configure multiple SSIDs. Equally some routers also enable the option to configure virtual networks (VLANs). If the requirement is to secure WiFi traffic such that ...
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Why do I see bridged devices when monitoring Wi-Fi activity?

I'm trying to figure out what information about my infrastructure can leak through Wi-Fi. I ran Kismet and was surprised to see that a few minutes later, Kismet displayed not only the MAC addresses ...
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How does airodump-ng work?

Additionally, airodump-ng writes out several files containing the details of all access points and clients seen. source: https://www.aircrack-ng.org/doku.php?id=airodump-ng But how is airodump-ng ...
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Can man in the middle on spoofed wifi decrypt ssl data? [duplicate]

I've been searching on google and I found other topics like this one (Does https prevent man in the middle attacks by proxy server?) that say man in the middle on public wifi will not be able to ...
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Can my online activity be detected with this set up?

Here's my situation. In the past several months, I've had my credit card information stolen twice and Instagram account hacked into. I'm hoping this is just bad luck, but I'm a little paranoid now ...
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Is it possible to mitigate risks of using a wifi connection that uses a self-signed security certificate?

I don't really know anything about security certificates, and I tried reading about this, but couldn't find the answer. Edit: The hotel I'm staying in uses a login page for the wifi connection that ...
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Packets are not sending every time i try to send through aireplay-ng

All steps are okay leaving the last step sending packets in a loop airmon-ng stop wlan0mon airmon-ng start wlan0mon 1 aireplay-ng -9 -e <my AP name> -a 00:14:6C:7E:40:80 wlan0mon (testing OK) ...
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Can do I brutefore wifi password with handshake without wifi detection? [closed]

I have captured handshake but now I want to bruteforce wifi without detection it (in different place). Is it possible? If yes, how to do that?
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new available wi-fi networks

All of a sudden I see on my computer and Roku on available networks; Dining Room Speaker.o Master Room Speaker.o What are these? Are they a new hacking tool someone is using to whatever? How do I ...
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How can I use parabolic antenna to strengthen access point signal for evil-twin penetration testing?

I am using TP-LINK TL-WN722N v1.x for evil-twin penetration testing but the signal is not stronger than the target access point, so the attack is easily recognizable. I am trying to figure out how can ...
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Is a temporary local hotspot on an Android device secure enough for my purposes?

I intend to deploy some embedded software on Raspberry Pi devices. All will have WiFi capability, but not all will have internet access. I want to occasionally be able to update the firmware in all, ...
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Aireplay-ng causes connection issues

I recently got myself a router to experiment with wireless security. I'm using the aircrack-ng suite to collect IVs with the goal of cracking the key. As part of the process, I'm use the following to ...
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Can I spoof a specific AP of a network?

My college wifi requires a certificate installation and also is very unreliable. Therefore, I prefer using my mobile data when I am on campus. But the college has its own app for attendance taking and ...
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What considerations are there for using USB WiFI adapters and how to protect against them?

Often with older machines, the built-in WiFi adapters have failed. These in turn drive a demand to procure USB WiFi adapters since ethernet connectivity is not a choice. Since the devices will be ...
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Can a rogue client bypass the Wi-Fi Access Point?

Let's assume that one client contains malware, and that it belongs to a Wi-Fi network protected with WPA2/Personal (hence, via a password known to the piece of malware), where some other vulnerable ...
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Is it dangerous to connect to a public unsecure wifi network a few seconds before connecting to a vpn?

This might be common sense but I just can't seem to get it. I purchased a vpn subscription for security ( I travel a lot therefore I am dependent of public wifi networks ). I have configured all the ...
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Can my work's Wifi see the video I sent through Snapchat [duplicate]

So I accidentally sent a video over Snapchat at work using my works WiFi on my own personal device. To connect to the WiFi I have to put my work user ID and password in and I’m pretty sure some ...
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Is secured WiFi with a publicly available password any safer than open WiFi? [duplicate]

Modern security training take the same principle that sex Ed videos took when I was in school -- scare the viewers into never taking a chance. Our corporate training suggests to never connect to any ...
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Security implications of attaching a wireless printer to network

I am looking at these instructions which suggest basically giving the wireless printer your network password to configure it. I don't know enough about security or networks to know the implications of ...
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WiFi name keeps changing but not by me

Over the last year I continue to get notifications that my WiFi has changed. I have xfinity and have changed my equipment twice and updated my settings to be more secure as follows: changed default ...
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View packets of whatsapp?

I start doing a research about what's actually delivered from some android applications (such as telegram or whatsapp) outside to the world. I do it in the following mediums: 1. Wifi 2. GSM It ...
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How to protect your wifi traffic from sniffing if untrusted people know the password?

WPA2 PSK is used to encrypt packets to and from a router. All the members on the network have the wifi password, so theoritically if one of them is untrustable they could be able to capture and ...
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Is it possible for my school to see the apps that I use?

So I've seen that they can see stuff if you search it on Google, Bing, etc., but can they see the apps on my phone like Snapchat, Instagram, etc.? If so, can they see me using them?
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How to secure Wifi Direct p2p connection between android devices?

I found this answer. However, I want to know how to use WPA2 and ssl to secure wifi - direct connection. Also is there a way to make wifiDevice visible only in the app that I want and not in other ...
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What are some best practices for WiFi security, in light of recently discovered vulnerabilities?

In the past few months, we've seen the revelation of several WiFi vulnerabilities (eg KRACK). It doesn't look like NIST has updated any of its best practices. How should we configure our enterprise ...
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Security of wireless connection vs. wired connection on wireless router

Would using a wifi dongle to connect my computer to a wifi enabled router make my computer more vulnerable to someone who wanted to gain unauthorized access to it, than connecting to the wifi router ...
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How to prevent MITM DNS attack by router [duplicate]

My landlord is very much a busybody and he has extreme political views. I suspect he is using a Windows program that communicates with the Wifi router to record what websites all the tenants are ...
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Securely connecting a wifi client to an AP using a generated password

I have two embedded systems, one acting as an AP with WPA2 and the other as a client. The idea is for a user to connect their client to the AP without any setup, so the authentication will all be ...
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What has to occur for a hacker to monitor traffic from my LAN?

I understand that if you change your network card from managed mode to monitor mode you will be able to monitor and sniff the traffic of your local network plus all the access points around you. My ...
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A computer on the public network I was using was penetrated at a codejam. Am I at risk?

I was at a code jam today for 12 hours. At the end of the day as I was leaving, one of the programmers claimed his computer was hit with a reverse shell attack. He was voicing this as I was ...