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    Default ESSID name - bug or?

    i named my network "leetprowlan!!11" and found out that BT replaces "!11" part with "out.txt" when the command in the shell is executed.

    That is the "-e <ESSID>" part in aireplay-ng's fake authentication.

    my client was not able to authenticate properly.

    is there a way around this or is this a new method of wireless protection

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    if you type (at the shell prompt) !11, i am going to assume you see something about out.txt?

    you are accessing your history of commands entered.
    now try:
    man history

    and then rename your wifi network.

    peace!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kr0m3 View Post
    if you type (at the shell prompt) !11, i am going to assume you see something about out.txt?

    you are accessing your history of commands entered.
    now try:
    man history

    and then rename your wifi network.

    peace!
    ~k
    yes, but if it stays that way, my guesses are that unless there is no history command, the network is uncrackable using aireplay-ng (which requires correct essid)?

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    I believe that ESSIDs with special characters in their name should be enclosed in quotes, ie:
    Code:
    -e "leetprowlan!!11"
    This should prevent any code execution from your history cache.

    Another way around this is to use EXPORT and variables in your command, ie:

    Code:
    EXPORT AP=leetprowlan!!11
    aireplay-ng -e $AP
    This should work also.

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    slk001 is correct. essid's with special chars. needs to go in quotes

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    Had this problem also UNSOLVED with my new Fritzbox without a variable.

    Its default ESSID is "Fritz!boxblabla" and i know that special charakters like a "!" or a simple "spaces" are needing quotes.
    But also with quotes, the "!" was not accepted by aireplay-ng (a space yes).
    The shell reports "bash not found" or so.

    I am sure i typed all correct. I have no Linux here to check out the correct error message but i am quite sure that the problem cannot be solved with the quotes marking the essid in using the "!"-character

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    i think the problem cannot be solved with the quotes. i think i tried this already (cannot confirm 100% yet).

    but the EXPORT and variables should work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karabaja4 View Post
    That is the "-e <ESSID>" part in aireplay-ng's fake authentication.
    ...sorry, i thought that you were already encapsulating it in quotes. i should read posts more carefully, eh?
    but i had also heard that weird characters caused issues, so i would be curious if this works when you give it a shot.

    post results?
    peace!
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    Hi!

    I think \ is what you need. Just add it before a character so that it is accepted as text and not a shell command.
    In your case, try -e "leetprowlan\!\!11" (with or without quotes is ok).

    Let us know if it worked!

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