Questions tagged [wifi]

Security for 802.11 wireless networks.

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Can my school see my browsing history while on campus? [duplicate]

I'm a bit paranoid right now about what my school can and can't see on my device. My school has a BYOD policy which means that I bring my own device to work. I am logged in using my personal account ...
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Is hosting your own website safe? [closed]

So I made this website on python with Flask. I want to host this website on a rasberry pi on my own home network which everybody in my family uses. Should I? Is it safe?
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How can one identify if a ssid is an evil twin before connecting?

How can I check before I connect that the WPA2 ssid I am connecting to is the correct one when I'm in an area with spoofed ssid's? How can I evade an evil twin without trying to connect with a fake ...
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Is every packet in a home Wi-Fi which has say, AES password for connection, encrypted using the same password?

If there is an intruder in a LAN who knows the encryption type and password, will he be able to monitor all the packets which are in the LAN? Suppose someone on the LAN is visiting HTTP sites, which ...
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How to send deauth packets on Windows (manually or with software)?

first of all I know how deauth packets work basically. But since my wifi adapter refuses to work on my virtual Kali, I want to use my host machine (Windows 10). So I have NPcap and Wireshark and I can ...
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My Home WiFi Password was given away to a plumber who said he needed it, it then unusually went down for no apparent reason, is this suspicious? [closed]

My home WiFi password was given away by my dad to a plumber who came in saying that he needed the WiFi password for his phone. As soon as he told him the WiFi went down for a few minutes, which I ...
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Do you have to be on the same WIFI for a Buffer Overflow attack to work?

I know how Buffer Overflows work but in order to do them do you have to be on the same WIFI as your victim. You need to send a packet to a specific device on a specific port. Therefore, unless port ...
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WEP fake authentication purpose

I am studying WEP protocol and more specifically fake authentication attack. Man page says This is only useful when you need an associated MAC address in various aireplay-ng attacks and there is ...
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Is there any problem associated with using emojis in WIFI SSID?

My router configuration panel won't allow me to use emojis in SSID, for some reason. Although, I can very easily bypass this restriction, using the browser developer tools (which makes me think if it'...
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What is Received Sequence Counter(RSC) in WPA authentication

In WPA 4-way handshake and in Message 3 (while GTK transfer), A RSC (Received sequence Number ) sent by the Authenticator (AP) to the supplicant. The only information I found about RSC is that it's ...
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My friends are disrupting my internet connection [duplicate]

My friends have my ip address and they're all programmers/hackers. They've been interfering with my wifi connection several times today. Asking them to stop or saying "they won't do anything"...
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aireplay-ng (injection) is not working when monitor mode is enabled

I believe my card supports injection. If I start a terminal and run aireplay-ng -9 wlan0 I get this result: ┌──(root💀kali)-[/home/kali] └─# aireplay-ng -9 wlan0 ...
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Are my devices and information vulnerable in a public network? what are some solutions?

I'm Studying at a University that has a public network around campus that all students use. This network is even available at the dorms. Since all devices are connected to the same network, is my ...
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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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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? [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can't see data packets when capturing in monitor mode

On Kali Linux, I have an Atheros wireless adapater. I'm trying to capture data packets off the air and decrypt them as an exercise. The problem is that when I turn on the wifi monitor mode and choose ...
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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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