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How to get Info from default Settings of a wireless Device

When a wireless device has default settings from manufacturer, some info can be inferred from it. From a security point of view this is a weakness, because malicious users can leverage this data to identify quicker the possible vulnerabilities linked to that device.

Settings from wireless device that can provide info about itself:

  1. Organizational Unit Identifier (OUI)
  2. SSID

This is why it is recommend that network administrator change these default settings that provide info publicly.


External references

  • “CISSP Study Guide Ninth Edition”, Chapter 11; Wiley, 2021

About pmgallardo

I studied Computer Science at University of Salamanca. Since then, I have been working first as developer and then as SAP consutant. This blog is about problems I dealt when using computers, and more important, the solutions I found. Whenever I am on an issue and suddenlly I have a flash that leads me to a solution, I document my discoveries in a post.

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