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Strange WiFi Network

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    Strange WiFi Network

    I was going through some settings on my computer when I stumbled on this..

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    I have no idea where this is from! There are no networks near me named that??

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  2. #2

    You can use a program like this: Who Is On My WiFi | Wiress Network Security Software to see if somebody is connected to your network. If intermittent, could be somebody with a phone or laptop close by. inSSIDer Download - TechSpot can give you much broader number of WiFi APs arround.
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    Pretty interesting program, it's not really a hacking tool as it's made to work from inside Windows to decrypt stored wireless passwords. Maybe so you can find forgotten passwords from previously connected networks.

    The fact that this .txt just magically appeared on your machine is a little strange. The link shows where the passwords are stored and how to recover them using the WiFi password decryptor. I'm thinking that at some point there may have been a .exe which was clicked on to produce this .txt document.

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  4. #4

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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    The very first time I used this tool it blow my mind. It was showing me passwords I had used months ago (before formatting) from when I first got my Windows 8 computer. I had no idea Microsoft was storing that information to the cloud in the first place.

    The network listed in the screenshot has to be from somewhere local. This system does not leave my house.

    Lastly, I know Windows stores wireless passwords but I would think they would save it in an encrypted format. Maybe that will be included in Windows 9.
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