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Using nmap responsibly towards learning and understanding the restrictions to safeguard myself?

I hope this thread doesn't get yanked to fast and if you have any negative feedback for me in asking this question please take it easy on me as I'm just a beginner trying to learn more in the most ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 doesn't really forget wireless networks

I have recently noticed that wireless networks I have previously connected to and removed from my known wireless list are still being searched by my wireless card. The networks do not appear in ...
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1answer
65 views

How to spoof the MAC on a wifi, Linux Mint 17, with NM?

I can't find a reliable way to spoof my mac. If I use the "clone MAC address" on network manager (I use Linux Mint 17, Cinnamon), I can't connect to my wifi. I tried everything, unless I remove the ...
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1answer
47 views

Wifi Snooping over phone [closed]

I connect to the wifi acccess-point at work, but recently I suspect that data on my phone is being snooped-out from my phone connected to my office's Wifi network. [Phone Model: Sony Ericsson Xperia ...
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1answer
71 views

How to find the owner of a wifi network [closed]

I live in a neighborhood where the houses are close together - when I click on wifi, I get a long list of available networks. One of those available networks has a name that startled me, something ...
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2answers
144 views

Can someone steal my WiFi password? [closed]

I was wondering today about ways someone could steal my password and I came up with a few questions. I think it's the best to let them be answered by SuperUsers :) My questions: Is someone emitting ...
0
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1answer
99 views

How can I take precautionary measures from joining or being joined by a bogus SSID? [closed]

I have noticed this same SSID, FBI SURVEILLANCE in three locations in the greater Southern California area (Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and San Juan Capistrano, California, U.S.A.). Is this one heck of ...
0
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1answer
369 views

Bully for WPS wireless auditing: is it possible to continue an interrupted --bruteforce PIN test?

Bully is a neat program for wireless auditing: it allows to test WPS PINs against my router or access point so I can know if it is secure enough. Example: $ sudo bully mon0 --bssid 11:22:33:44:55:66 ...
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0answers
18 views

New modem is not connecting to other devices

After installing a new modem, my older devices (Old phones and older computers) don't seem to detect my home internet at all? I believe the problem has something to do with the security options (or ...
2
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3answers
86 views

Is there a reason why people don't secure public hotspots? [closed]

It seems like a network is considered to be secure by OS(or at least Windows) when the network has a password. By secure, it seems to mean the data gets encrypted. Can't public places just put WPA2 ...
2
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2answers
150 views

Is there any encryption of the wifi password during chromecast setup?

In order to setup my Chromecast I have to connect the device where the configuration application runs (e.g. my laptop or my android tablet) to the Chromecast's WiFi network. This network doesn't have ...
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9answers
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Is it really possible for most enthusiasts to hack people's Wi-Fi networks?

I heard from a trusted computer security expert that most enthusiastic users (even if they are not professionals) using only guides from Internet and specialized software (e.g. Kali Linux included ...
0
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2answers
93 views

Router Intrusion in firewall's log

Everytime my router connect to internet I am finding in my router's firewall log intrusion warnings. Could you please explain what it means? Is it actually someone hacking my router or is that ...
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2answers
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What does the RADIUS server do in a WPA2 Enterprise setup?

I'd like to upgrade my WiFi from "WPA2 Personal" to "WPA2 Enterprise" mode because I know that in principle, on a WiFi secured with "WPA2 Personal", devices who know the PSK can sniff on each other's ...
4
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1answer
142 views

Harvard “determined” that student used Tor? [closed]

In today's news, a student at Harvard was arrested for making a bomb threat. According to the affidavit for the arrest warrant an FBI agent wrote: Harvard University was able to determine that, in ...
0
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1answer
169 views

Network login, windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 won't give option to connect to wifi securely Can 8.1 only be connected by using an 8 digit pin? I can't find any other way to do this. I have heard that 8.1 has eliminated WPA, so maybe ...
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3answers
58 views

Can I authenticate multiple times to one access point?

I'm attempting to test the security and stability of a new wireless access controller and assigned, it a has a /24 subnet of IP addresses to use for giving clients DHCP. I'm wondering if its possible ...
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1answer
230 views

Why is my router admin account able to be hacked so easily?

I was messing around with my settings on a old D-LINK DIR-600 wireless router. I've been tweaking the settings a bit for various purposes. So when I recently go to type the first few digits of the IP ...
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1answer
757 views

Can my pc be hacked through a wireless keyboard / mouse dongle?

I have a pc not connected to the internet (to keep my files totally secure). Could the hard drive of my pc be accessed through a usb dongle used wirelessly to connect a mouse and keyboard?
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1answer
218 views

How to protect against spoofed access point?

If someone wanted to get the passphrase for my WPA2 encrypted Wi-Fi access point (AP), would it be possible to set up a fake AP with the same MAC address and SSID, then when a device tries to log into ...
1
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1answer
476 views

Can my organization monitor my activity on my personal computer in their WiFi?

I work in an auditing firm and so we don't have desktop computers but laptops. The organization gave me a work laptop but I like to use my personal laptop. I am normally connected to the internet ...
2
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1answer
447 views

Can I be a root certificate authority for my local network?

This may sound crazy, but can I be the root certificate authority? I mean, I have many computers and smart devices in my home. Remote Desktop warns for the certificate not being trusted, because it ...
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1answer
146 views

Why is there an external IP on my home LAN network?

I am detecting an unknown IP address on my home LAN network. Can someone explain to me why might this be?
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1answer
66 views

Public Wi-Fi and software updates

According to Microsoft, "Never update your software on a public Internet connection." So I have some questions. 1. What if a public Wi-Fi hotspot is the only Internet available, ever? Never update ...
1
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1answer
201 views

Can anyone on my network see a URL (for dynamic DNS updates) I'm accessing?

I'm using a dynamic DNS service provider that gives me a URL to access, and based on the IP address accessing that URL my dynamic hostname gets updated with that IP address. This is being run from a ...
0
votes
1answer
134 views

Is there a way to access a log of all recent activity that happened on my computer (MB Air)?

So I logged onto this unrestricted WiFi network, and I just want to be safe and make sure no one has been messing around on my computer. Anyone know a way to access a log of all recent activity on my ...
1
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2answers
703 views

Can someone recover “permanently” deleted files remotely via wifi? [closed]

I'm a newbie and I'm concerned about the safety of the files in my laptop. I recently deleted some confidential files, and I'm wondering if it is possible for someone to access my laptop via wifi and ...
0
votes
1answer
766 views

Why Wireshark is not showing high layer packets like ICMP/IP/UDP? (Only broadcast packets are shown)

I am using Wireshark for 802.11g sniffing. The AP is not using any encryption. These are my observations: The vast majority packets are beacons and the probe requests. If I filter out beacons using ...
0
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2answers
315 views

How to restrict wifi connection to the specific SSID

I setted up a wireless network in my office, this network is separated with internet. Is there any way to block all unknown SSIDs on my laptops(or tablets) to prevent someone from sending files out? ...
0
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4answers
2k views

Public WiFi access - block router IP to guests

A local private club have recently gotten WiFi installed however they are doing it by just using a normal BT service that you or I would use at home.... My question is how can it be set up to stop ...
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2answers
176 views

Unable to configure my router

I have an Eminent EM4050 wLINK which is connected to a SpeedTouch ST5x6v6. The Eminent is transmitting Wi-Fi, but it's not protected. I want to configure the router so I can set up a password for the ...
0
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1answer
73 views

How to secure my windows 7 WiFi internet shared(hotspot)?

I turned my laptop into Hotspot and am sure you understand this. So now I have problem with WPA2-personal that can't be connected by some devices like Iphone. lets leave this. Now I want to either ...
2
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4answers
368 views

Allow users to use my Wi-Fi; prevent them from using my wired routers

I have multiple networks and I use basic Cisco routers (Linksys E2500) at each. I allow users to use the Wifi, but my computers are wired in, and I'd like to somehow prevent users from using their ...
2
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1answer
89 views

Pyrit - can you set order passwords are checked?

Lets say I have captured some handshakes and other data from a WPA network and would like to crack it using Pyrit. I have a database of around 800 million passwords, but having Pyrit check through all ...
3
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6answers
547 views

How do I firewall a machine against the local (wireless) network while still allowing the machine to route internet traffic?

I have a shared DSL connection, and I know that some of the users constantly get their computers infected, so I worry about network security. My computer is the only one wired to the modem (which is ...
2
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3answers
386 views

How safe is it to connect to a random WiFi network? [closed]

I have my google account setup on my phone and tablet. If I go to some place which has free WiFi access like an airport, or a bus, or even starbucks, how safe is it to use their WiFi service? Will ...
2
votes
1answer
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How do I figure out if my wireless network has WEP, WPA or WPA2 security via command prompt on Windows XP?

I understand how to check what security protocol my wireless network connection is currently using by going to the Wireless Network Connection window like in the following example but how does one ...
1
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1answer
245 views

SSH tunneling commands for better security and privacy

i have a centos 6 VPS. I use ssh -p 443 -D 8080 -f -C -N root@ip on mac terminal for SSH tunneling but with wireshark when i sniff my traffic i can see DNS requests are not encrypted ! (i use ...
1
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1answer
94 views

How are Wi-Fi passwords sent to the router securely?

Maybe I'm just being stupid, but whenever you type the password to gain access to a certain Wi-Fi network, how is the password sent to the router securely? Wouldn't it be easy to intercept the ...
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1answer
536 views

How to detect/list rogue computers connected to a WIFI network without access to the Wifi Router interface?

This is what I believe to be an interesting challenge :) A relative (that leaves a bit too far to go there in person) is complaining that their WIFI/Internet network performance has gone down ...
0
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1answer
88 views

Securing a subnet

I have a primary (Actiontec used for wired) and a secondary (Linksys wireless) router. I want the Linksys wireless router to be as isolated as I can from my Actiontec LAN connections. Currently I ...
6
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3answers
44k views

Is the wifi password stored somewhere in windows-7?

One of my friend connected me to the wifi in our area . Now my computer automatically connects to that wifi. I don't need to enter the password. I wanted to browse internet using my android phone. ...
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2answers
142 views

Allowing Wireless Clients Access To Your Network

Allowing Wireless Clients Access To Your Network I have company coming over and I'd like to offer my Wi-Fi connection Using my Airport Express without giving them my network password. I have an ...
3
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3answers
1k views

Can traffic be inspected through WiFi?

Let's say I am browsing an HTTP accessible web site (i.e. NOT HTTPS). Is the traffic encrypted through the WiFi connection? In other words, is there "data privacy" functionality over WiFi - ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

How can I stop my computer from doing arp poisoning attacks?

I have a small LAN in my home about 4 - 5 computers. The problem is that when there are usually 3 or more pc's online we keep losing the Internet access randomly about every 2 minutes. So we took a ...
7
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4answers
1k views

Encrypted WiFi with no password?

Is there any standard that allows a WiFi connection to be encrypted, but not require a password? i know that (old, weak) WEP, and newer WPA/WPA2 require a password (i.e. shared secret). Meanwhile my ...
28
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6answers
5k views

How to put fear of God (law) into Wi-Fi hacking neighbors [closed]

I live in an apartment and some new guys have apparently moved into one of the apartments. They have been shamelessly hacking into my WiFi. Mine was initially a WEP encrypted network and out of ...
2
votes
1answer
339 views

Accessing my Rails webrick behind proxy?

In my mackbook, when I try to connect to my rails application in office I can't , in the office there are some http proxy , and when I run my rails like this : sudo rails s -p8080 => Booting ...
1
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2answers
2k views

Tor + Public Wi-Fi … safe?

If I were running a virtual machine, with all traffic always being sent and received through Tor, would this be safe on a public Wi-Fi connection? Surely my traffic cannot be sniffed as it's ...
2
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2answers
2k views

Can attackers harvest WiFi passwords by spoofing ESSID?

I've recently started using wireless on an (Arch) laptop. My wireless manager (wicd) is set up to automatically associate with any networks with a certain ESSID and attempt to authenticate with them. ...