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WiFi Security and Attack Vectors

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#1 shinobiultra


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 10:37 AM

Hey guys,

I'm doing security/technical oriented presentation next week for non-IT-oriented people so I am seeking little help on what to include. What would you warn people about when talking about WiFi? What are the risks, how to secure it and what are the attack vectors? I know my answers, but I am also interested in your own ideas.

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#2 JaffaCakes


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 02:45 PM

Stay away from WEP and stop connecting to free WiFi hotspots.

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 09:05 AM

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#4 dantose


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 09:01 PM

Strong encryption with a strong password

Turn off WPS

Use https

Change the password for your router

Disable remote login

turn off/unplug your router if you aren't going to be home. 


If you need any info on the whys or hows, let me know. 

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:28 PM

Stay away from WEP and stop connecting to free WiFi hotspots.

Wrong.  Abuse free Wifi hotspots and use password less interfaces.  Put a software bridge on the public wifi connection (but watch out).  That should take care of people that try to "poison" your wifi connection by introducing a synthetic wifi router with the same MAC address.  Do not encrypt but use encryption.  The more you mask yourself the more you look like a cyberterrorist.

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