Questions tagged [wifi]

Security for 802.11 wireless networks.

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Can a driver(malware) hide it self from device manager?

For security reasons, I have this question in mind. I am not a security professional, so I want to ask: Let's suppose my computer's firmware is hacked. If I disable the wifi driver on windows, can a ...
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Does my wireless adapter support the packet injection if it can send deauth packets?

When somebody sends the deauth packets, does it mean that the deauth packets are the packet injection proccess? Does my wireless adapter support the packet injection if it can send deauth packets?
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Is there a point in randomizing my WPA2-Personal SSID (meaning, set a random string in place of the SSID)?

I was looking for ways to make Wi-Fi that uses WPA2-Personal/WPA-PSK secure, and I stumbled in this answer (the second one, from Terrence Koeman): WPA2-PSK (aka WPA2 Personal) basically does the same ...
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What is default wireless cards mode using Wireshark? [migrated]

So, I think when I run Wireshark the wireless card works using promiscuous mode because if it is managed mode the wireless card will capture only packages directed to its. Monitor mode also cannot be ...
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What is the difference between managed mode and promiscuous mode? [migrated]

I have heard these two terms but I do not know the difference between them. Are they the same?
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Can your internet provider monitor your data (passwords, etc?)

Was typing in my password into an HTTPS website when I started to wonder if my home WiFi (whether a neighbor could have hacked into and monitoring it) is secure. When I type in Username123 Password123 ...
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Why is an IP address in a different city? [duplicate]

Someone lives in city A, but their IP address from home always displays as belonging to city B, 50 miles away in the same country. Both cities are the largest in the country, so this is not about one ...
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Secure Way to Set Up Wifi Extender

I recently purchased a wifi extender and I now have to set it up. There are three options for how to set it up: Through the app By pressing the WPS button on the router and then pressing the WPS ...
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How to prevent the device from connecting to the original AP?

I'm running an Evil Twin attack with airgeddon. Point is that after deauth the account is going, automatically, to get reconnected to the orginal AP and not the fake one. The aireplay is likes so: ...
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Can malware infect computers via wifi routers and mice? [duplicate]

My computer was hacked, which probably resulted in malware/a virus being installed so I'm using my most recent backup on a separate machine (all macOS). Luckily, I was able to determine the timing of ...
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besside-ng “bad beacon” error when attempting to deauth (aircrack-ng)

Equipment: Alfa AWUS036ACH Wi-Fi adapter AC1200 Fresh Install of Kali Linux, fully updated (not on a VM) I have been running across this same "bad beacon" error (sometimes with "DEAUTH&...
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802.11s with SAE vs WPA-RSN (802.11i) on a MESH network

I'm investigating a protection options for a mesh network (p2p). The amount of nodes is constantly changing and possibly owned by different entities. We are thinking between 802.11s with SAE (...
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WPS PIN and key

I was testing how WPS works on my home router and tried to gain access with a tool I found on github called airgeddon. Problem is, I got the PIN down (the PIN I wrote down below is made up, it's ...
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KARMA attack does not require for an attacker to be in range of the target network?

I have recently read about the comparison between KARMA attack and Evil Twin attack. The article states that contrary to an Evil Twin attack, in which the attacker is required to be in range of the ...
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How (un)safe is it to use TKIP?

I have recently bought a wifi range extender to improve the signal coverage through the house. When I set it up, I noticed the iOS 14 recognizes it as unsafe since it uses TKIP and advises to set it ...
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If i download a pic in telegram secret chat on a public wifi then can hacker see the photo?

I downloaded a sensitive pic on telegram's secret chat which contained important details on public wifi, can anyone on the same wifi see what i downloaded and saved in my gallery?
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Security impacts of using public wifi

I generally use a free college wifi and sometimes chats on telegram and also send pics can hackers access those pics and chats and can he access my gallery and see pics? And if he hacks and install ...
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My AP power start fluctuating wildly in middle of the night. Cause for alarm?

I've been monitoring my network with airodump-ng and wireshark most of the day. Around 3 AM, I noticed my AP power level started fluctuating wildly between mid 20s to upper 50s for a good 10-15 ...
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How cameras receive Wi-Fi credentials from App?

I bought a wifi camera and performed the simple startup process: Powered on Discovered the camera through the dedicated App Set the WiFi credentials on the App to pass to the camera After that, the ...
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Smaller password lists [closed]

I hack wifi passwords with kali linux on airmon-ng and I make always password lists with crunch but the lists are always too long (I'm talking about <100 PT) and I want to know if is there a ...
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Do some IoT devices connect to your wifi without you knowing it?

I keep hearing about refrigerators and automated vacuum cleaners being targeted, but do the owners manually configure these devices to connect to their wifi network or do the devices have a work ...
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Whether WPA2 allows a high frequent login rate and times?

In this assumptive scenario, there is a WIFI point(SSID: sscuu-1x), It can be found using airport: $ /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport en0 scan ...
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How does karma attack work on multiple devices in the same time?

Like when you open the network manager(the wifi list ) in the attacked devices while the attack is on, you see different fake networks on each device which is normal as it responds on the devices ...
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Problems in stopping/restoring Aircrack session

I'm running aircrack-ng version 1.6 on Live Kali. I noticed that "recently" a -N option has been added for saving a session, which can be later resumed with the option -R. However this seems ...
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Password leak to malicious AP with the same SSID [duplicate]

I was just surprised to find out that devices when connecting to WiFi networks compare the SSID to known ones and try the saved password. In other terms: I have replaced my home router, and my device ...
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Hide devices connected to WiFi

I'm a noob in home security and networking. I suspect one of my neighbor is sniffing packets destined to my wifi router. I have many questions about this Will they be able to identify the no. of ...
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NEST Camera WiFi security disruption

Last week one of my NEST WiFi cameras was knocked offline for about 90 seconds. Before this comms loss, we see from the video that someone was using a flashlight and walking towards the camera before ...
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Why do Wifi connections to evil twins happen?

It seems to me that one of the major flaws of Wifi is that computers will auto-reconnect to a Wifi that merely has the same name as one you connected to in the past i.e. an evil twin. While perusing ...
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Can a website that I access via 4G network know my location details?

Consider me connecting a smartphone to a 4G network at home. When I check my ip on www.whatismyip.com, it shows a different ip as well as physical location from the one I have been using on my home ...
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Does a secured guest network on my router create significant vulnerability?

Guests need to use Wi-Fi when they come by, so to minimize risk, I've simply kept a secondary secured router running for guests since it's not possible to understand anybody's computer & security ...
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How does the EAP-TLS handshake work, exactly?

I'm trying to understand EAP-TLS authentication, but I'm struggling to understand a few bits: Before the supplicant sends any certificates to the server, it usually verifies the server's identity. ...
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Academic/Campus WiFi Security - Setup: Open

At CERN the WiFi used, is not using any encryption. This means that it is a plain, standard Wi-Fi network with no authentication. However, it is mandatory to register each device when first connecting ...
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Aruba ClearPass WiFi DV/OV/EV Certificate

Our ClearPass RADIUS server currently has a Sectigo DV certificate and I need to replace it (for issues unrelated to this question) and I am wondering if the level of verification of the certificate ...
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Catch enough IV to be in the FMS attack

I am doing WEP attack test using FMS method (Fluhrer, Mantin and Shamir), but not capturing enough 4,000,000 to 6,000,000 IV. Please show me how to catch enough IV.
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How to obtain PRGA file using aireplay-ng chopchop or fragmentation attack

I am running Kali linux 2020.3 on VBox on Windows 10. I put my wireless card AWUS036ACH chipset Realtek RTL8812AU in monitor mode using airmon-ng start wlan0 X (by x i mean the number of channel AP is ...
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Can you deauth a car, if so what would happen? [closed]

What would happen if someone deauthed a cars mac address?
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Can my school see what I'm doing on my phone? [duplicate]

I have multiple gmail accounts logged in to my gmail app on my phone. One of them is my school email because I like getting the notifications directly to my phone without having to log in to my ...
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What may a attacker do when they gain have password to my wifi router

So, suppose you gain access to my wifi router through some attacks (may be brute-force). After a days or two I changed my wifi password with more complexity. So what can you(a attacker) do to again to ...
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Do schools save your search history on their computers they issue out? [duplicate]

So I received a laptop from the school and I was wondering if your logged into your own home network but signed into the computer (not in like a google account but like when your first turn on the ...
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How to start Hotspot 2.0 registration and provision?

On many materials of Passpoint and Hotspot 2.0 there is Register and Provision steps. For example https://youtu.be/p4gDW6SJ150?t=845 But I cant find RFC or technical materials how it must be ...
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Why my card changes from WPA Handshake to PMKID or vice versa just by airodump-ng

I am running Kali linux 2020.3 on VBox on Windows 10. I put my wireless card AWUS036ACH chipset Realtek RTL8812AU in monitor mode using airmon-ng start wlan0. Then i use airodump-ng wlan0 to capture ...
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How do I determine whether a person use a (public) WiFi access point using WiFi sniffing?

I would like to distinguish the behavior of users to use a (public) Wi-Fi access point. It would be possible to access the log files of the access point, but I don't have the authority to. ...
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Cant see data packets when capturing in monitor mode

On linux kali. I got an Atheros wireless adapater. I'm trying to capture data packets off the air and decrypt them as an exercise. I apologize if this question is silly. The problem is that when I ...
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Channel the VPN through a WiFi hotspot

Suppose that I have my mobile connect with a VPN and I use my mobile as a WiFi router to provide internet to a laptop. If I check my ip from the mobile, it is correctly the ip of VPN while if I check ...
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Should I only let my TV connect to the guest WiFi?

According to this Kaspersky blog post, it is a security risk to connect IoT devices, such as Smart TVs, to my home WiFi. It claims I should use my guest WiFi network for this. Is this true? Is it a ...
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Can WiFi packets be sniffed/decrypted if you don't have access to the network?

I have multiple devices connected to a router, including my phone. The router has no internet; therefore, the network only works locally. All nodes can talk with each other thanks to the router. I use ...
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How to confirm VPN is working properly?

I've just started using a VPN service because I'm doing work from a hotel room for an extended period of time with an iMac connected to the hotel's open wifi. Hotel has a web log-in with password, but ...
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Can my school computer see my files via USB?

I was issued a chromebook, as was everyone at my school, to use for work in class and in case school has to shut down again. We bring it home so it connects to my personal Wi-Fi when I'm at home. I ...
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Detecting changes in surrounding WiFi networks [closed]

I’m considering developing a simple WiFi scanner and logging App that can run as a service 24 hours a day for months, passively collecting changes in the surrounding wireless environment with the ...
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How Wifi prevent hacking in the same network?

We all know that the client device and WiFi AP will perform the 4 way handshake to generate the session key (PTK). Here is the recap of the 4 way handshake. 1.Client device<-----ANonce-----WiFi AP ...

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