Questions tagged [wifi]

Security for 802.11 wireless networks.

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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 ...
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How can I secure Wifi against these specific attacks?

I have found myself in a situation where I need to setup a somewhat secure Wifi network. I am primarily concerned about these attacks, however I welcome any advice about other attacks that I should be ...
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Why doesn't the fluxion attack steal credentials when authenticating to the network?

I ask this question because i am not happy with the answer here In a normal attack such as fluxion. You send DEAUTH packets to the victim wifi. Clone their access point and host an open wifi. Let ...
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WPA2 Security for Security System/IoT

How safe are WiFi modules/devices for use in security systems or even IoT? How effective are dictionary and brute-force attacks in cracking WPA2? Online tutorials I've seen such as this claim to be ...
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Can a Bettercap show all the WIFIs around? [closed]

Can a Bettercap show all the WIFIs around? Seems like: wifi.show, net.recon on, net.probe on didn't show the WIFI that are ON around. What must be set on or be done? I did: sudo bettercap -iface ...
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Is it dangerous to be within range of a compromised WiFi network, even if you don't connect to it?

If a network has been compromised (e.g. someone is listening on the traffic or there has been malware implemented on it), is it safe to leave a device (PC, cell phone, gaming device, etc.) in range of ...
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How to send wifi configuration from server to mobile?

I am testing Mobile Device Management. Here, the Admin needs to publish WiFi configurations (SSID, Password, Security Type etc.) to the mobile over the air. So what should the approach be of sending ...
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Bully and reaver not finding anything in any network

I have been trying out reaver and bully on my network and friends network, multiple different routers, but none of them finds anything. The command for reaver that I run is: reaver -i wlan0mon -c ...
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How to decrypt wifi traffic in realtime and write it to file with Tshark?

I have Wireshark setup to decrypt and display packets in realtime. But I need to have them written to file in realtime also. Someone suggested Tshark, but I can only get it to write to file and not ...
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How can I prevent my WIFI from being hacked? [closed]

I'm being stalked by a hacker. I've relocated and am trying to take all possible precautions. How can I prevent my WIFI from being hacked? Is there a way to prevent a hacker from finding my WIFI ...
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Can wifi admin view video downloaded from personal Outlook cloud onto personal laptop?

Can company wifi admin view a video I downloaded to a personal computer from my outside microsoft outlook account accessed through Chrome? I have a personal university Microsoft account https, which I ...
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Can Wifi probe requests be abused to trick clients into connecting to a fake AP?

I just read about WiFi probe requests and that it is possible to track clients by the MAC-Address in the request. I was wondering if it would be possible to set up a malicious AP which responds "Yes, ...
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Do wifi access points and routers get some kind of data from devices when a device is able to see them?

I was wondering if when a router is broadcasting its signal, it is able to handshake with devices that are wifi enabled and looking for a wifi network to connect and get some info from them?
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MIC vs PTK, what's the difference?

What is the difference between a MIC and a PTK and how applications like Aircrack-ng and Pyrit are concerned about? note I'm only concerned with WPA2-PSK From my research, a PTK is the pairwise ...
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Disturbing Notification

I received an E-mail notification a couple of days ago welcoming me for signing onto Stockholm Arlanda Airport's wifi network. My wife and I have never been to Stockholm. I asked my neice's husband ...
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How secure are the default, randomized passwords that ISP routers come with?

Did a little searching an could not find an answer to this. A lot of ISPs these days are providing combination router/modem units, and they come with a pre-configured password that is a random string ...
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Can company corporate building guest wifi track my sites visited on my phone

To give context, I'm not too familiar with computers an IT terminology, so please excuse my mistakes. I work in a building where they provide guest Wi-Fi. Before you log in, you have to sign their ...
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A very curious wifi problem

I was having some trouble with my wifi reception on the 2.4g band so I started up airodump to look for any offending signals. I found a strong hidden essid on the same channel I was on, so I logged on ...
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How to prevent a DHCP Starvation attack in a wireless network

Is there any way to prevent a DHCP Starvation attack when using a wireless network with anonymous users? Port security cannot be used since maxing the number of clients that can connect on a port ...
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For cloud-based password managers, is it safe to login using public WiFi?

For cloud-based password managers, is it safe to login when using public WiFi? To help get good answers to this question, let's define 3 terms: Cloud-based password managers = Password managers such ...
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What information for identification does a WiFi router get from a connecting device (Android)? What information can be spoofed?

When I want my device to connect to a WiFi router and make the router not recognize the device I have to change the MAC and the hostname. Is this right? And what information will also be usually ...
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Why are WPA2 passwords longer than 16 bytes more secure than 16 byte passwords?

In this good Information Security StackExchange question, the answers reveal that a long WPA2-PSK password does not degrade performance of the network. The reasoning is that the password itself is ...
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How secure is my apartment's building wide wifi network using Spectrum Community Solutions?

Recently my apartment moved from having individual modems (with our own router/wifi network) to this Spectrum Community Solutions building wide network. Everyone can connect to the network anywhere, ...
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how wifi web authentication works?

Some wifi are open networks, but when we connect, it redirects to a web page for authentication. How does this work? how the future packets will be authenticated? Does it bind IP and MAC address (...
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unauthorized devices appear in windows 10 network drive SMB [closed]

Few days ago I was trying to access a shared folder via SMB on Windows File Explorer and noticed 3 strange mobile phone devices appear listed in the network drive. I never owned any of the mobile ...
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How does Google locate me from my laptop?

From this question I learned how Google locates me over BSSIDs. But how does Google retrieve my WLAN-access-point-BSSID when I use Google's services (maps.google.com for example) in Firefox from a ...
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Is it safe to login using HTTP on a WPA2 protected home network?

I have a small network infrastructure in my home on which I'm hosting some services such as a website, file server and such. Many of those services have an administration web interface which isn't ...
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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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Airodump-ng stops working after deauthentication attack

I'm using aircrack-ng on a pi to deauth a client that's connected to my wireless network. I run aireplay-ng and the attack succeeds but now airodump-ng wlan0mon stops returning any bssid, beacons... ...
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Hacking demonstration

We are thinking about giving an awareness live demonstration in the company I work for. The general idea is to show the users how can they be hacked while connected to a public wifi spot such as a ...
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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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Can wifi admin watch my FaceTime stream?

Can wifi admin see what I am doing on FaceTime? I don't mean can they see I am using FaceTime, but can they intercept the actual audio or video?
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Can I use a virtual machine to connect to a public WIFI to use Internet by totally isolating the host from it?

I want to use my laptop to connect to a public WiFi in a library but... I have strong security in my Windows host machine (comodo firewall using a public network settings and rules, protocols ...
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How can I perform DNS rebinding using evil twin at the local level?

How can I perform DNS rebinding using evil twin at the local level? I want to perform a DNS-Rebinding-Attack using an evil twin on local level. The curl command to login into the router curl "http:...
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WiFi Channel 6 unusable, but no other AP on Channel 6

There is a single MAC address broadcasting a vast amount of QoS packets on channels between 3 and 9. Is this a DoS attack? The access point that MAC address is associated with says its on channel 1. ...
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Authentication of AP with hidden SSID

In this post it is stated that the supplicant (entity who wants to connect) identifies the Access point by its SSID as it would do for any wireless network. This post says that a de-auth can be sent ...
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Torrented files under my IP address

Last year (2018) I was accused of torrenting Files whilst in my residence in Germany. I have never torrented any file ever. One thing that stands out is that during the same day CyberGhost (the VPN [...
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Will the new WPA3 protocol make it impossible to hack WIFI Password? [closed]

Like I asked in the thread title; Will the new WPA3 protocol make it impossible to hack a WIFI's password using tools like aircrack-ng?
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Network with one possible unsecure device and one home assistant device

Background: I have a google home and I plan to buy 1 or 2 cheap cameras to monitor my home when I'm not in it. I plan to have the camera connected to a wifi plug, so I can switch it off via the app ...
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Capturing traffic on WiFi Network using Wireshark [duplicate]

Is it possible to capture, using Wireshark, regular data sent by another machine inside my Wireless LAN?
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What is more safe: 3g/4g or public wifi?

The scenario is: John is out of home and, using his smartphone, he need to send some messages from Whatsapp, use Facebook's app and do some bank operations. Since I have read this and this topics, I'...