Questions tagged [wifi]

Security for 802.11 wireless networks.

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What Data Does an ISP Store? [closed]

Sorry for being so general, but I know my ISP logs connections to others and all. I'm just questioning whether they keep any physical data that was over a HTTPS connection. Learned about how ISPs also ...
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If I accept a root Cert what am I opening myself up to?

If I connect to a WIFI AP and it wants to install a root cert. They read my HTTPS traffic, Right? Does using OpenSSH on my cell phone to my home router help protect me? Or can this traffic be ...
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Can the client communicate with the AP after a KRACK attack?

When a client is forced to reinstall the key and to reset the nonce and the replay counter, what does it imply for the future communication between the client and the AP? There's a adversary in 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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Security of service requests on a public Wifi

I'm currently rebuilding my network infrastructure and am planning to make my NAS available trough an OpenVPN server running on my router for "outside" use (no port forwarding: NAS in private LAN, ...
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I've sent a clear copy of my ID card using the WiFi at work

The title says it all, I needed to send my ID to some website so that they could verify my identity. But I took the picture with my phone, then sent it to myself via Messenger on iOS. I sent the ...
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USB tethering kali traffic [closed]

I have a LattePanda (Win10 development board) connected to an android phone through Spacedesk, but the internet (both data plan and wifi is turned off) on the android and only LattePanda wifi is on ...
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Network Adapter error on airgeddon

I keep getting an error on airgeddon while using my Alfa AWUS036ACH network adapter (RTL8812AU chipset). I can launch airgeddon successfully with all requisite tools installed, select my wlan0 ...
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What to do if my MAC has been spoofed?

My MAC address has been spoofed by a neighbor to access my WiFi, positively. I know it's futile changing the WPA key or not broadcasting the SSID. What are my options at this point ?
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Connect with a WPA2 hash instead of cracking it

When stealing a WPA2 hash from a packet, why do you need to use brute force to find out the original password instead of just sending the router the hash itself and connect with it to the router?
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My home router has been hacked, what can I do? [closed]

My router has been hacked and all devices have had some sort of spyware installed (Don't ask me how I know this, just please take my word for it). Since they can see everything I do on my devices, ...
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Is there a way to find out WHO sent me a life threatening text? [closed]

Recently I received several text messages from TWO different numbers that I did not recognize. I called the numbers back, and texted them, but there was no answer, or vm. I googled them as well, and ...
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Monitoring nearby WiFi clients

I know that a WiFi adapter can scan for active BSSIDs, and that in monitor mode it can scan all unencrypted traffic. What is the best way to list nearby WiFi clients from Python? I understand that ...
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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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Can Avast check my WI-FI password for strength?

I've been greeted by this popup this morning: Can Avast actually check my WI-FI password for strength? Or is it just "marketing scare" so that I upgrade to the paid version instead of using the free ...
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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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Is there any danger from leaving your Ethernet plugged in/WiFi left on during boot?

Since my research came up with nothing I decided to post here. Were these any cases of boot-up internet viruses? That means early in the boot sequence in the startup of networking something bad ...
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What identifiable variables can be collected via server/client connection logs( wireless AP's) to uniquely identify a device across networks?

For instance, the MAC address is one variable that stays the same across networks, along with Hostname, Operating System, and the combination of open ports/services. Ignoring browser specific ...
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“Wifi network not secure” notification with WPA2 Personal [migrated]

Everytime I connect to my wifi-network with my Windows 10 1909 I get a notification about the network not being secure. The network does use WPA2 Personal though, which I don't think is insecure. Is ...
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How to identify a unidentified PSK wifi encryption

I have an unidentified PSK encryption in airodump's output (see red square on screenshot) and I would like to get more information about the encryption method used by the network: do you know any tool ...
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Is the WPS implementation for Wifi Direct on Amazon Fire Stick secure?

Specifically: Does the fire-stick use PIN method or push-button method for its Wifi Direct implementation? From my experience using the Fire Stick for mirroring an Android phone, I would guess it is ...
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If WPA2-PSK is insecure, what other options do home users have?

from what I'm reading online it seems that one can land attacks and successfully crack a WPA2-PSK wifi network, is that true and if it is, how home users can secure their networks? I seen an ...
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How could a WPA2 WiFi with a 40+ character random password have been penetrated

I can confirm an intrusion from an unknown MAC address (identified as a Realtek device), getting a new, valid IP from the DHCP pool, and using the network for roughly 1 hour. The network is WPA2 - 1 ...
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How can I hide my mac address when using a public wifi? [duplicate]

As a new student of cyber security, I have started to see in real-time how an individual can actually scan and view the mac addresses on a public wifi connection. How can I hide my mac address when ...
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Do more credit cards get stolen through public WiFi than through data breaches?

I was listening to a podcast the other day which was sponsored by a VPN provider. During the talking points for the advertisement, the host said something to the effect of the following (I'm recalling ...
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Guest WiFi: Can I see who joins?

I set up a Guest wifi on my new router. It has no password. For some reason, I cannot see who joins it on my router's settings at 192.168.1.1. The other connections I have do show connected devices, ...
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Preventing DoS and flooding attacks on wireless MANET network

How can I prevent DoS/flooding attacks on a wireless MANET network?
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Is it as easy to crack a wifi password, as shown in the video?

I was browsing YouTube and I came across this video In the video they show how to crack the password of a wifi using CommView, Aircrack and Wordlist. According to the video it takes about two ...
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Who/what is responsible for Disabling vs. Enabling WiFi Calling on a voLTE-connected iPhone?

This question arises from the fact that the following WiFi-calling lookup: https://e911-reg.tracfone.com/wps/portal/home, implies that a "SIM exchange" or a "WiFi-calling provisioned SIM" can enable "...
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How an AP blocks Admin Page through Wi-Fi connection?

Some home routers (AP) have the ability to block connections to the admin page if it's being accessed through a Wi-Fi connection. In order to login to the admin page you need to get a cable and ...
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Aireplay deauth having no effect, no handshake and Reaver stuck

So I'm trying to hack my own WiFi using aircrack or reaver but have had no success with either. With aircrack I cannot achieve a successful handshake as the deauth doesn't seem to have any effect on ...
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Capture WiFi AP authentication attempted password

Is it possible for someone who is doing air monitor mode (ex. using airmon-ng) or is using a rogue device to capture attempted authentication on a Wi-Fi AP ? For example, I have a home router WPA2-...
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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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How far is my Access Point BSSID sent in my internet packets?

My question relates to this question: How does Google know where I am? and ask a similar question to this (but that accepted answer doesn't pertain to BSSIDs). The chosen answer in my first linked ...
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RF signal Wi-Fi leak [closed]

How can one steal files off a laptop hard drive using RF / Wi-Fi signals? Can it be done with the laptop powered off if there is a battery?
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My school wifi asks to 'trust' a certificate on Iphone's, does it this allow them to view SSL traffic?

There is a lot of confusion around this on here, so I am making this post to be sure to understand it correctly. My school uses Aruba networks wifi, and after I type my Active Directory username and ...
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Do Xfinity hotspots require passwords?

There's a Xfinity hotspot(xfinitywifi)that I see on my phone that I occasionally use for reasons but lately it has been acting up so I contacted Xfinity customer support. They asked for some stuff ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can a wifi usb adapter double as a keylogger?

I've read that there are keylogger hardware and thought that usb wifi adapter are hardwares and wondered if they can be hacked to work as a keylogger. I'm just worried that my usb wifi adapter might ...
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What would be a good contingency plan for a critical WPA2-Enterprise WIFI?

I need to design a contingency plan for a WPA2-Enterprise WIFI network. In the past we have been designing applications that can work autonomously without internet connection (for example, caching ...
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Detect Wi-Fi login attempts

How can I detect Wi-Fi login attempts? I was thinking to put an Wi-Fi interface in monitor mode and look for leaked SSIDs.
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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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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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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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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 ...