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First, you should be using WPA2, not WPA. To my knowledge, there is no known, easily-exploitable way to intercept and decrypt a WPA2-protected wifi stream, even if you're snooping the entire conversation. Your guest is absolutely right, there is no good reason to have open wireless networks. Doing to is just inviting abuse, not to mention looking ...


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Depends on the situation. Someone with the WPA2 PSK and the right tools and knowledge can indeed decrypt traffic of the other users on the network (see here). On on the one hand, the barriers of having the key, having the tools, and having the knowledge can be a useful deterrent, and prevent some clueless jerk with a copy of firesheep from casually ...


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It sounds like you're using a proxy server. Even if you're accessing localhost, if you haven't configured your proxy settings to ignore localhost, it'll be routed through the proxy. You may not have configured any proxy, it may just be a part of the network configuration distributed by whatever network you're connecting to. use curl --noproxy localhost, ...


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How should I proceed now? You should proceed by replacing the Wireless adapter, using a piece of hardware which isn't compatible with Windows 8 could lead to all sorts of different issues and it's not worth the risk. There's quite a big difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8 in regards to the underlying OS, not just the GUI. In the past I've seen a ...


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Other devices traffic on the Wi-Fi network. In that case, Charles should not be expected to capture any traffic; it inserts itself as a proxy to capture Web browser traffic to and from the machine on which it's running (and that works by inserting itself as a Web proxy, so it won't catch, for example, HTTP traffic done by doing telnet {webserver} 80 and ...


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I'd suggest you to investigate your wireless misbehaviour at 2 levels: 1. Access points Activate the syslog function on all your AP toward a dedicated syslog server within your network. Beware, the access to this function was suppressed with the version 6 of AirPort Utility: AirPort Utility 6.0 missing a number of features 2. Environnment Install ...



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