How to sniffer the SSID even disable it's broadcast
Hi all experts,
i read some article talk about the wirelesslan's security. Said even we disable the SSID broadcast, hacker also could use public s/w to sniffer the message to get the right SSID. But this article was not detail description on the deepth technology. So any one could explain how does it happen? I am learning on WiFi thease days..... Thx in advance.
Many APs by default have broadcasting the SSID turned on. Sniffers typically will find the SSID in the broadcast beacon packets.
Turning off the broadcast of SSID in the beacon message (a common practice) does not prevent from getting the SSID; since the SSID is sent in clear text in the probe message when any client associates to an AP.