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I have read multiple articles online that suggest that I test my own wifi network in order to see if it can be broken into, for security purposes of making sure that people can't use my home wifi without my permission. Most of the articles suggest using different tools, some of which use things like "packet injection". Before I test my network out, is downloading these tools to test the security of my own home wifi network legal?

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closed as off topic by TFM, Journeyman Geek, Daniel Beck Nov 17 '12 at 8:32

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If you have legal concerns, you should probably talk to a legal expert, not computer enthusiasts. – Isaac Rabinovitch Nov 17 '12 at 5:58
This might depend on which country you live in. – TFM Nov 17 '12 at 6:33
Are you afraid the wifi home-network police will come and arrest you after they've found out what you've done? – martineau Nov 17 '12 at 11:00

sure, it's your network. You have right to do whatever you want with your own network as long as it doesn't affect others

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