Questions tagged [wifi]

Security for 802.11 wireless networks.

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Why is browsing while logged onto a VPN from public wifi more secure than not?

I've been trying to wrap my brain around VPNs for a while now, but can't find a good source that answers the questions I have. In particular, I can't understand why browsing from a public access ...
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Unknown Google Account Signed into Browser

An unknown Google account is signed into Firefox on my Arch Linux machine. The computer is in my apartment (where I live alone) and I lock the screen when I leave. Some observations: The unknown ...
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Wifi login redirect applications

This may sound a bit naive questions as i am a beginner. But I do my best to put it into words. You may have experience when sometimes you want to use the internet in a cafe for example (with your ...
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802.11 data frames missing from Wireless frames capturing

By working on the Wireless QoS (WMM/802.11e), I captured with airmon-ng and airodump-ng on Kali Linux, the 802.11 raw wireless frames, on my BSSID and channel. I generate some traffic from my ...
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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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Looking to take a hotspot that is shared and create my own hotspot that can be firewalled

What is the best way to take a wireless hotspot that is owned by someone else, create my own hotspot or VLAN to be able to Firewall / Not allow my devices to view the other individuals' devices? I ...
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If someone hacks my wi-fi password, what can they see and how?

If someone knows my wifi password (be it WEP or WPA) what can they see? Do they just see URLs I visit, or can they see everything in my browser, or even everything I do on my computer? Does using ...
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Security risk of connecting to two networks simultaneously

My employer issues a list of security recommendations when using a work laptop outside of the work network. The security recommendations are related to such risks as data theft, viruses, or other ...
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How does neighbor know when WiFi/Internet is used?

A neighbor, somehow, knows, when I connect to the Internet - and begins shooting something at my home (ice pellets). Is there a way to prevent people from seeing my SSID/internet connection? We are ...
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Pfsense security issues?

I have used pfsense before as the main gateway, load balancer, traffic shaping, proxy, firewall, virus/malware protection, enterprise wifi solution for an entire office of 50+ users. Yet I have ...
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Does turning off my modem before leaving home significantly improve security?

Like many, most of my time is spent away from home: at work, the gym, out socializing, etc. I'd estimate I use my internet a few hours a night. I never turn my modem off unless I travel for longer ...
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Bruteforcing a Wi-FI password [closed]

Is it possible to brute-force a WiFi password, since technically there are no limits with login attempts? If there is any, the MAC address of the attacker device can be changed.
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How to continue where I left off on reaver?

I was attempting to brute-force the WPS PIN on my home router to check the security of my network. Strangely, after three days it still had not finished, I believe this is because my computer was far ...
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When connecting to someones wifi without using it, can they see search history from the past?

We visited a friend who's working as a programmer. He told me to connect my phone to his wifi so he could send me a picture, however he didn't send it and I left my phone connected to his wifi for an ...
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Does connecting your phone to wifi make it trackable by cellular connection?

can connecting to wifi reveal my cellular identity ? So what I mean is say hypothetically the powers that be wanted to tap your cellular phone and your home wifi (having the isp monitor all data). ...
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See the contents of https/ssl data weeks after leaving the wfi

I just recently broke up with my ex boyfriend, I am not computer smart but he is, scary computer smart and can basically do anything, with lots of schooling and whatever it is he does for work... I ...
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Why do Android and iOS not let users view wifi passwords?

On Windows, admin users can view saved wifi passwords. I know that by rooting the device, it is possible to view them on Android and iOS, but usually, rooting is simply not an option. So, why don't ...
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Discover Hidden WiFi SSID

How to discover hidden SSIDs ? I know there are tool like WiGLE WiFi (Mobile) which can identify hidden SSID. How those tools are exactly working. How it is discovering hidden SSID WiFi beacons ?
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How long til a 4-way handshake is captured with Aireplay-ng

I've got a TP-Link TL-WN722N wifi adapter which I believe allows monitoring/injection to a network (was reassured by the comments of other users). When I follow a guide by Vulnerableuser I can get to ...
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How to safely connect a possibly infected computer to my home's internet? [duplicate]

There is a laptop - not mine, someone else's. That someone else, as far as I know them, are a bit lousy in their security best practices (do they even have AV installed? not to mention OS patches or ...
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Are all these attacks possible with WiFi MitM or is it over-hyped nonsense?

My dad sent me this video asking if he should be worried about this? The video shows: a wifi AP broadcasting an airport's wifi name security researcher seeing the sites the victim browses security ...
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How to prevent my web searches showing up as ads on family members device with same wifi connection?

Today I was shopping for a New Years journal on my desktop and apparently other family members' devices started showing up ads for the same. I feel this could be because we are all on the same wifi. ...
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Why Am I Seeing Adverts When Using Mobile Data?

I was looking at an https page on my phone within the house via my home wifi network. I turned off wifi and switched to mobile data and when I refreshed the page, suddenly there were adverts on the ...
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Household attack vectors and mitigations [closed]

Hopefully this question won't come across too closely to a which product is best as that is not my intention. I am moving into a larger property and I would like to setup some home security now i'm ...
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What is the purpose of changing the default SSID?

Yesterday I got a cable modem, and on the back of the modem there is a small sticker with the name of the default SSID, which looks like Vendor-A11 and the default Pre-Shared Key, which is a long ...
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Unkown ip adress in my lan [duplicate]

While scanning my LAN with Angry IP Scanner, I found an ip @ that I didn't recognise 192.168.1.59: IP Ping Hostname MAC Address MAC Vendor ...
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What level of vulnerability has this WPA2 system?

I designed a WiFi host whose password contains a truncated SHA256 hash of a password + the time it was set. For example, “password2019-12-25-12:59” hashed to “acd2775f” which is truncated to 8 ...
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Google Location Accuracy datafeed

Since Android 9, there is an option in your location preferences which is called Location Accuracy. I know how Google determines my location over wifi and now I wonder if Location Accuracy has also ...
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Wifi penetration testing: Why aireplay-ng de-authentication does not work?

I am trying to pentest the security of the password of my wireless network. It is a WPA2 with pre-shared-keys. My current computer is connected to the wifi router and I try to de-auth my own machine. ...
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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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How does Comcast know my WiFi password?

How does Comcast know my WiFi password? I generated it via KeePass and entered it into my Arris router/cable modem myself, and I bought the router used from a friend. When I went to the account web ...
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What is the significant difference between a Rogue Access Point & Client Mis-Association [closed]

As the title states, how can I differentiate both of them.
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Security measures for a WiFi access point?

I am planning to purchase a program that comes with an App that allows you to control the program via phone. The developer told me that the connection will be done via an extra WIFI box connecting to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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