Time for action – uncovering hidden SSIDs
Perform the following instructions to get started:
- Using Wireshark, if we monitor Beacon frames in the Wireless Lab network, we are able to see the SSID in plain text. You should see Beacon frames, as shown in the following screenshot:
- Configure your access point to set the Wireless Lab network as a hidden SSID. The configuration option to do this may differ across access points. In my case, I need to check the
Invisible option in the Visibility Status option, as shown in the following screenshot:
- Now if you ...