Wireless Security
Re: Ghost ESSIDs in iPhone Aug 04 2011 02:43PM
Richard Farina (sidhayn gmail com) (1 replies)
Re: Ghost ESSIDs in iPhone Aug 04 2011 02:56PM
Robin Wood (dninja gmail com) (1 replies)
On 4 August 2011 15:43, Richard Farina <sidhayn (at) gmail (dot) com [email concealed]> wrote:
> On 08/04/11 09:21, Chris Hammond-Thrasher wrote:
>> Richard,
>> Are you saying that the only way to remove a preferred ssid from an iOS
>> device is to setup an AP with that ssid, connect to it, and then thumb
>> "forget network"? This is indeed a serious karma risk.
> This is the only method I am aware of. I am more than happy to be corrected
> by anyone if I'm wrong, but I've talked to dozens of apple lovers about this
> bug and have yet to be corrected.

Anyone with a jail broken phone fancy dumping its file system and then
grepping through it to see if you can find these ghosts?

I know they should be encoded in some way but we should also have a
way to delete them and we don't.


> -Zero_Chaos
>> -cht
>> On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 10:19, Richard Farina<sidhayn (at) gmail (dot) com [email concealed]>  wrote:
>>> On 08/01/11 10:06, Robin Wood wrote:
>>>> 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?
>>>>  Yeah, I've been abusing it for years because there is no way for you to
>>> remove an ssid from your preferred network list unless you are in range
>>> of
>>> the ssid.  idevices are pretty much the only thing still horribly
>>> vulnerable
>>> to karma attacks.....oh and combine that with the sslstrip attack from
>>> nearly a decade ago which they are vulnerable to and.....well.... I hope
>>> that your iphone is only a test device and doesn't haver personal info
>>> it.
>>> -Zero_Chaos
>>>> Robin

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Re: Ghost ESSIDs in iPhone Aug 04 2011 03:35PM
Mel Chandler (mel chandler gmail com)


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