Does a Hidden SSID Make You Feel Safe? It Shouldn’t. Here’s Why

Posted: November 26, 2015 / Author: Dror Liwer

The logic makes sense: If it can’t be seen, it can’t be attacked. But that logic doesn’t always work with wireless SSID. Many businesses and individuals hide their SSIDs (known fully as a Service Set Identifier) with the hope of eluding commjackers. A prevailing theory in security has long held that by cloaking an SSID, hackers won’t know your network exists, and thus, can’t penetrate it. Simply put, that theory is wrong. Cloaking your network isn’t as safe as you thought. Cloaking an SSID may buy you time, and even lull you into a false sense of security, but determined…

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