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
brute-force attacks.

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
access point.

It is still possible for a hacker to connect to the network after sniffing the SSID from a
successful wireless association.

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