Wireless Security
Ghost ESSIDs in iPhone Aug 01 2011 02:06PM
Robin Wood (robin digininja org) (2 replies)
Re: Ghost ESSIDs in iPhone Aug 03 2011 04:19PM
Richard Farina (sidhayn gmail com)
RE: Ghost ESSIDs in iPhone Aug 01 2011 08:54PM
Jacqueline Primrose hhsc state tx us
Fred is dead! lol! Couldn't resist that!

Have you tried to reset your iphone to default values or enable and disable your wifi service or clear your cache. That could be a cached credential.

You can also look at the log of the sessions for server client communications for a call and response type of transaction.

This article may help:

http://developer.apple.com/library/ios/#documentation/NetworkingInternet
/Conceptual/GameKit_Guide/GameKitConcepts/GameKitConcepts.html#//apple_r
ef/doc/uid/TP40008304-CH100-SW1

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed] [mailto:listbounce (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]] On Behalf Of Robin Wood
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2011 9:06 AM
To: wifisec (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]
Subject: Ghost ESSIDs in iPhone

I've been playing with some wifi stuff and, blame Vivek, I've been
using my iPhone as a victim. At some point I manually added a new
ESSID called fred. Since I did that whenever I turn wifi on on the
phone it probes for fred but I can't find anywhere in the iPhone setup
where I can edit or delete fred, it seems to be a ghost network that
it is doomed to probe for forever but never connect to.

I could set up an AP with this ESSID and maybe then it will appear and
I can delete it but a normal user wouldn't think to do that and could
end up probing for networks they know nothing about or have forgotten
about.

Has anyone else noticed this?

Robin

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