problems with reassociation decisions / scan results table

Kurt Bodiker kurt.bodiker at braintrust-holdings.com
Wed Jan 8 13:36:37 EST 2014


We are full aware that this buys no security. However, the policy
makers made the decision and are completely unwilling to reverse that
decision, so I have to work with what I can.

Kurt

On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 1:33 PM, Holger Schurig <holgerschurig at gmail.com> wrote:
>> All of our APs are configured with the same, hidden SSID.
>
> I wish this feature wouldn't have been invented in the first place. Do
> you know that this buys you *NO* security at all?  The SSID is
> transferred in the clear anyways, no matter the beacon contains it or
> not.
>
> Just run Kismet while in the proximity of a WIFI network with hidden
> SSIDs. As soon as a client associates you'll see the SSID on your
> Kismet-running laptop.


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