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Questions tagged [wifi]

Security for 802.11 wireless networks.

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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't log into router after firmware update [migrated]

I have a Motorola WiFi Router setup at home MG7700. After the recent firmware update, I am facing some issues with logging into my WiFi router. Whenever I try to log in to the cPanel of my router, ...
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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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Where can I find a very long distance Wifi antenna with a range of 50-100 km? Or is it a DIY project? [migrated]

I'd like to increase personal security by receiving Wifi connections 50-100 km away from physical device location, with high decibel to milliwatts (dbm) reading to overcome path attenuation by foliage ...
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Show entered passwords of clients try to connect to my wifi router or hotspot [duplicate]

Before i ask i just mention that i ask this question in stackoverflow and superuser.com and two sites admins close my question See On StackOverFlow On Superuser My Question is : Can i get a ...
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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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About MAC spoofing and WiFi security [closed]

I am a student and my institution doesn't allow WiFi for Android but I can use it on my laptop. I decided to try MAC spoofing and it worked. Now I can use college WiFi on my Android but is there any ...
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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 ...
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Can IMEI be tracked through IP address if cellular never activated on device?

Just want to know if an iPad can be tracked via IMEI over IP address if the device is NOT activated on a cellular network. The device is only used on a WiFi network and has never/will never be ...
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Can I see the MAC address of a router on an encrypted Wi-Fi network?

Say that I am within range of a Wi-Fi network that is encrypted using WPA2, but I don't know the password. Is it possible for me to learn the MAC address of the Wi-Fi router that is broadcasting the ...
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I couldn't deauth any devices using aireplay-ng command in kali linux

I am using Kali linux. I've updated all tools and services by apt-get update and apt-get upgrade. I was using aircrack-ng for pentesting my wlan network. I wanted to deauth any device connected to my ...
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Can my overly suspicious boyfriend see my info and accounts and more on my laptop or phone? [closed]

I live at home with a caring but paranoid overly suspicious boyfriend who has unfortunately been burned too many times in life by others. He never believes where I am, always rushes me etc. The 6-7 ...
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Home wifi: is it typically possible to prevent WLAN devices from selecting their own IP address?

Motivation: I want to be able to create different outbound traffic rules for different devices on my network e.g. my laptop can create VPN tunnels, whereas my kids' laptops can only connect DNS/HTTP/...
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A server that must only serve itself but listens on all network interfaces

Imagine a server that is only supposed to serve itself (restricted to TCP by a standard). Naturally, it would only listen on the loopback interface and never worry about attacks from outside networks. ...
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Can information sent over unencrypted http still be seen if I'm on an encrypted wifi?

I was booking a haircut online and noticed that when they made me sign up for an account, the credentials were not being encrypted (or at least that's what firefox was telling me). It's not a huge ...
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How can a 802.11 client verify the authenticity of an AP it is trying to connect to?

With the onset of hardware like the WiFi pineapple, it has become somewhat harder to protect the privacy of your WiFi network. WPA2 Enterprise with Radius authentication could come to rescue here, but ...
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Is it possible to push a device from a private WiFi in order to decoy it to a public WiFi?

Regarding How to force clients to connect to WiFi automatically? and this situation: my neighbour is connected to his private Wi-Fi I have a Pineapple Nano broadcasting public SSID's (McDonald, ...
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Sniffing router's WiFi traffic

Let's say someone already has my key and is logged in my wifi network and also has access to my router. Catching the four-way handshake for the hacker is important to see my web traffic. If he wants ...
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Can smartphone app be hacked by wifi?

We all know that it is possible to spy on other people in the same wifi network, even if it is difficult. What about apps, like Facebook app for Android? Is it similar to an https website so it is ...
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Can my school see exactly what I’m doing? [duplicate]

My school requires us to install digicert global root CA and digicert sha2 secure server to access to the secure and guest WiFi onto our personal devices. Does this mean that the school can see the ...
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How does fake authentication work with no other clients connected to the AP? (aireplay-ng)

I was reading a tutorial about how to hack a WEP network that has no other clients connected to the AP. It says that fake authentication must be used and it appears to work, but I don't understand how ...
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Can a school find my personal computer if I'm on their wifi? [closed]

I know that they can find my search history on their wifi and some websites (reddit etc) are blocked, but will they be able to know it was my computer specifically?
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Network attack vectors on android - an overview

I'm on vacation and - for the first time in a while - have not had the option to circumvent a public (unencrypted) WiFi for internet access. The hotel is remote (no cellular access) but has a large ...
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Wifi Pineapple - How would Karma or PineAP silently log probes from individual clients, *without* broadcasting beacons?

With the intention of silently gathering information about a client's environment, how would one utilize Karma and PineAP to log probes but not broadcast / reply with beacon packets? In the test lab, ...
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Securely using a WiFi network with weak password

My roommate's wifi password is just the ssid with a single-digit number appended. The ssid itself is a word that appears in the dictionary also with a single-digit number appended to it. E.g. his ...
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Can code be transmitted through computers’ antennas? [closed]

I have an Acer Aspire E15 5-575. I removed its WiFi card, while kept its black and white antennas intact. I did this to avoid being discovered by long or short range wireless transmissions, wanting to ...
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Can someone without the WiFi login and no physical access to a router still access it with the admin login?

If you have a router with default login and password for the admin page, can a potential hacker gain access to it without first connecting to the LAN via the WiFi login?
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Can anyone using my wifi see what I'm browsing?

Can anyone using my wifi see what I'm browsing? I've already read questions and answers about this topic and everybody suggests to use VPN. I have two questions: is Tor safe for this issue? If I ...
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How dangerous is this Network?

Our school requires everyone to bring their own laptops for homework, etc. It uses something called 'Genian NAC' to authenticate users. I can either use Ethernet or Wi-Fi to connect, but both require ...
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After having changed wifi password the client list shows devices, which do not know yet the new password

This applies to spectrum provided modem/wifi router Ubee. My wifi router's client list showed unknown devices. So I changed the password. These unknown devices were still connected (via wifi, not ...
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public WiFi hotspot-What is leaking at that tiny moment before connecting to a VPN?

When you sign up for a VPN account you also download the service's client,be it for Android, Windows etc but this question is specifically for Android or portable devices connecting through public ...
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Is communication with printers protected?

If someone can break into my home network then they can record anything going over my WiFi network, which is why https is essential and VPN is useful. Now my printer is connected through WiFi, and ...
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How do you sniff a wifi router without connected into it?

I am curious with current technology and tools, are we capable to sniff up and down stream of any open/closed wifi router without connected into it?
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Can hand/finger movements be determined via changes in WiFi signal strength?

On a password generator website I came across the following claim among a list of security tips: If there are WIFI routers in your home, then it's possible to know the passwords you typed (in your ...
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Have firewall and VPN already, should I buy a mini router to protect my laptop?

I often travel for business and use hotel wifi. I have installed Little Snitch and VPN-Outline for internet security. Should I buy a mini router? Will it keep my computer safer? Otherwise,with or ...
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KRACK - does the ability to replay broadcast and multicast frames affect all clients in a wireless network?

I apologise if this is a silly question, I just want to make sure I understand the impact of CVE-2017-13078 and CVE-2017-13080 correctly. Is the following assumption true? If there is just one ...
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Does use of WEP only open the network to attacks in proximity of the router?

I'm learning about security, and discovered my family's router was set to use WEP, with WPS enabled. I've fixed that, but I couldn't give a great answer for why it was necessary, given that we live in ...
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Your connection will not be private - Wi-Fi CA certificate warning message on Android

I try to connect to a Wi-Fi network, Eduroam, using my new Android device. It asks me to provide the CA certificate and warns that otherwise my connection would not be private. No certificate ...