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Old 08-15-2011, 11:23 PM
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How easy is it to hack Wireless routers?

When I was working as an IT guy in a local school, they hired a young geek, he was the type that loved to try to get into networks, not to take anything, just to show that it can be done.

One day we had a meeting, he was also there, he asked if he could show us how easy it was to get into wireless networks..

He used an old kitchen roll tube, covered in foil, added some wire and connected it up, he then connected to lots of wireless points and other peoples phones.

We were baffled and could not believe it!

my question is this possible, is wireless and wi-fi flawed?
 
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:30 PM
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Any signal that travels through the air is vulnerable.
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:39 AM
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The way that passwords are created with help from other persons just like that can be cracked with the help of others ( or the same ones)
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:07 AM
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WEP is extremely vulnerable to 'sniffing'. A standard WEP key could be hacked in a matter of minutes (depending on the traffic). WPA and WPA2 are a lot more secure (respectively) and could take years to crack. Hacking the wireless key will give you access to a target network.

Also, any data transmitted wirelessly (no matter what level of protection you have on you wireless router) is vulnerable to sniffing. Encryption is the only was to avoid this type of sniffing such as using SSL (like when you get the little pad lock symbol when using payment gateways). Anything you send via the internet that is not encrypted, which will account for most of the data you send can be quite easily 'sniffed' then pieced back together.

To be as secure as you can you should have a minimum of WPA2 password protected wireless, use encryption where ever possible especially for financial transactions and also ensure you have some kind of firewall in place.

Im no expect but that's to 2 pence worth of knowledge on wireless security
 
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:40 AM
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As most now use WPA, you better go, honors, and ask them the password.
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:26 AM
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If it's that easy to hack, i wonder why they bothered releasing a flawed protocol or product.
 
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:45 AM
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The kitchen roll tube, foil and wire were basically like a magician's wand - they don't do anything, but they make you think something is going on. (He may have used them as a form of antenna, but a simple 12dbi collinear plugged into the router would have done a lot more, even if it would have been a lot less impressive.)

Can you "break into" an unsecured router? About as easily as "breaking into" a vacant lot. Just tell the computer to connect to it. If it's secured with WEP it's a bit more difficult, but not much more. If it's secured with WPA-2 it's out of the realm of "here are the instructions".

Cellphones? If they have Bluetooth enabled it's fairly trivial (but not as easy as an unsecured router).

Can a secured device be broken into? Sure. That's why they have armed guards at places like Fort Knox. Welding the doors shut only makes breaking in more difficult, not impossible. But unless you want to spend some time being treated for extreme paranoia, depend on some good security, passwords that can't be guessed (15 or 20 random characters including upper and lower case, digits and special characters) and a good backup plan.
 
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Some time ago i found an article about thomson routers, There should be tools who can find out these passwords. Is this still there?
 
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As biggzi said WEP is super easy to hack. In fact there are special Linux distros available that will do it in a matter of minutes.
WPA2 is the best.
Adding to that protection is to turn off the broadcast feature and enable the MAC filter.
 
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WPA and WPA2 can't be hacked, only WEP
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WPA and WPA2 can't be hacked, only WEP
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wow I did not know about it. seems a little hard but is possible.
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Hi folks,

if you want to hack wireless router than you can watch the infinity exists video to hack WEP or WPA and if you want to hack your server than it is difficult task to accomplish because for this you must find out so many information about you server like which OS is running in your server(windows server 2008,Linux,redhat) than you must find out the which type of firewall is using to protect the server and you must find the vulnerability and than exploit it its up to you how much important information you will get to attack on the server .and if you want to hack LAN computer than you may use sniffing, ARP poisoning ,DNS spoofing

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