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Hi guys,

Its me again.

I am reading this book called Hacking Exposed:Wireless.

In this particular chapter regarding Unique SSID. Here is an excerpt for it

"When using WPA-PSK, your SSID is input into a cryptographic function when creating the pairwise master key (PMK)"

My question is, does this extends to WPA2/WPA2-PSK as well?

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Yes, WPA-PSK and WPA2 use the SSID as part of the HASH needed to get into your network. This is why if someone wanted to hack WPA they would need to know your SSID and generate wifi rainbow tables based on it, making it allot harder to bruteforce. Also make sure your SSID is not DEFAULT or DLINK; but since youre using WPA i doubt it is.

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Also make sure your SSID is not DEFAULT or DLINK; but since youre using WPA i doubt it is.

I don't know about that, I see a lot of default SSID's on WPA/WPA2 when I am looking around different neighborhoods.

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Yes, WPA-PSK and WPA2 use the SSID as part of the HASH needed to get into your network. This is why if someone wanted to hack WPA they would need to know your SSID and generate wifi rainbow tables based on it, making it allot harder to bruteforce. Also make sure your SSID is not DEFAULT or DLINK; but since youre using WPA i doubt it is.

You can still use default SSIDs and have it scrambled with any encyption algorithm like WPA/WEP but its just not the best pratice.

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