Disabling SSID broadcast prevents 802.11 beacons from being transmitted from the access
point, resulting in a valid setup leveraging “security through obscurity”.
Since the SSID is required in order to connect, the 32-character string is sufficient to prevent
Javik’s router is still vulnerable to wireless hacking attempts, because the SSID broadcast
setting can be enabled using a specially crafted packet sent to the hardware address of the
It is still possible for a hacker to connect to the network after sniffing the SSID from a
successful wireless association.