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Security for 802.11 wireless networks.

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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'...
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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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Is it possible to prevent WiFi password brute-forcing?

Are there any measures I can set, except using a better password, to prevent someone brute-forcing a WiFi password?
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Aren't VPN servers exposed to the same threats as public Wi-Fi?

Besides trust of the VPN provider, are VPN servers safe? Other people connect to it and it can be compromised, right? Is it the same threat as being connected to a public Wi-Fi where someone could ...
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Does someone need to be connected to my network to sniff HTTP requests?

TL;DR Would a potential attacker need to have my Wi-Fi password and be connected to my network in order to read HTTP requests? Over the past year or so, I have made a few DIY home automation projects....
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isn't it a security hole that locked tablet/PC lets you change WiFi settings without warning the user?

Certain tablets and PCs, including at least the Kindle Fire and Windows 10 computers, allow you to change WiFi settings even if the device is locked and you don't have the PIN/password. The valid use ...
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Detect / Prove and Prevent Wifi Deauth attack

I'm suspecting that my neighbor is running multiple Wifi deauth flood attacks against my Wifi. I'm using WPA2 and I don't think he can really crack my password, but my devices keep having wifi ...
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aircrack-ng issue: No mon0 when run “airmon-ng start wlan0” and “No such BSSID available”

I have read many threads on StackExchange and some other blogs but none helped me. The issue is with aircrack-ng on Kali Linux. It gives me error No such BSSID available when I run aireply-ng. I think ...
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mitmf doesn't work when disabled ip forward

I have virtual machine windows connected to NAT network. I also have kali linux virtual machine connected to same NAT network. I have port forwarding disabled. cat /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward gives ...
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is it possible to create a WEP wifi that accepts any password?

the same as evil twin fluxion but without captive portal so the victim connects to our fake Wep Wifi that accepts any password after getting disconnected from his Wpa 2 Wifi so we sniff data from the ...
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Can jumping to a new SSID be a solution for flood attacks?

If an attacker can access inside my network in any way and make a UDP or ICMP flood attack on any point of the network (server, client or router), can I prevent this attack transiently with jumping on ...
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Wi-Fi Pineapple Device - is it that easy to steal people's info?

I've been doing research on the internet relating to cybersecurity and I came across an article talking about a "Wi-Fi Pineapple". The article made it seem like anyone can buy this and basically ...
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is it possible to evil twin a WPA 2 Wifi using one of EAP methods?

the same as fluxion but without the captive portal just like this video Stealing 802.1x Credentials with Rogue AP & RADIUS server he was able to get the username and the password of an EAP wifi ...
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Possible Phishing Attempt?

I use an iPhone. Today I got a text from an unknown number starting from +65. The message was "your one-time Wifi password is xxxx and it’s valid for only 10 minutes". Thought it was a scam and ...

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