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Security for 802.11 wireless networks.

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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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Combo wifi Alfa [AWUS1900 + APA-M25 + APA05 + APA05-5GHz] [closed]

What I would like to do Hello, I want to build a powerful combo for pentests using wifi adapter, amplifier and antenna (see next section). I don't have bought those components yet because I have a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...