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Any Mac With A Firewire Port Running OS X Lion Can Be Hacked Within Minutes [Report]
Eduardo Eduardo 16 1 1 silver badge 2 2 bronze badges. Did you look in your system and log in keychain? Do you have access to your router's admin interface? Typically at Open the Keychain Access app located in the Utilities folder, within the Applications folder. In the search box upper right corner , type in the name of your Wi-Fi network. Double click the corresponding entry in the main panel.
If there is more than one, look for the most recent one with a type matching "AirPort network password". Click the checkbox labelled Show password , and enter your user account password when prompted. The password will be displayed in the text box, where you can copy it as needed. If it's not stored in the keychain, you will be out of luck unless you recall somewhere else you stored that information on your Mac.
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Many but certainly not all routers store the password in plaintext in their web interface. GEdgar GEdgar 2, 1 1 gold badge 10 10 silver badges 16 16 bronze badges. In a sense, the router maintains the password for the WLAN and all the other answers are similar to looking for the password written on a yellow sticky note. Is not hacking, is just reading the stored information stored in your iPhone, iPod or iPad.
Mort 4 4 gold badges 9 9 silver badges 28 28 bronze badges. Of course, that's a more likely answer, but I bet this helps someone at some point.
And none mentioned in the tip either. Edited on Apr 19, '12 PM by r-spx. Apple prefers to use the term WPA Personal, which is probably what you saw in the Airport documentation. Lion struggles with "captive" public wifi networks, which are free of encryption but require you to login when you first attempt to visit any website. It's a long story why none of it works very well, to do with new technology hastily introduced in Lion and also a buggy implementation. From what I've seen of the Mountain Lion developer previews, it appears the issues have been fixed.
It worked for me. Before of this I had to select my preferred wi-fi network every time the system started. After this hint it joins without any selection. The wi-fi network is Vodafone Station 2. Is this a Lion-only hint? Besides, as other readers, this is bogus, I don't have any kind of problems with any kind of wifi connections Perhaps you have never ran into a network with a pre-shared key PSK. It is not the same as a wireless access point secured by WPA password. I can vouch for this hint when it comes to PSK; it is much the same for Windows. See my reply previously to one of your posts but you're incorrect.
Wikipedia says: "Pre-shared key mode PSK, also known as Personal mode is designed for home and small office networks that don't require the complexity of an In support of r-spx It's a shared secret that allows your device and the access point to create an encrypted channel and communicate over it. It's also unique to your specific connection.
If your laptop is using an access point and authenticated with your account, and your phone is also connected to that same access point using your account - they are using different PSKs.
Edited on Apr 22, '12 AM by Westside guy. OK lets all take stock and use some logic here and I respectfully disagree with a few of the comments generally being banded about! And i overall am unhappy about the general forum bashing as well as people may find a hint useful even though "you" have not. WPA-PSK works by regularly changing the automatic encryption keys authenticated between computers, your server or router and other devices that connect to it.
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PSK dramatically improves protection over WEP, as the encryption keys change very quickly, thus preventing intruders from gathering data to break encryption and into your network. Now lets get to Encryption But that is another story. Edited on Apr 20, '12 AM by agentx. Sometimes machines MAY have connection negotiation issues with certain hardware and will not connect this is when this hint MAY work.
I'm sure the hint's author had trouble connecting to one such network, and figured out how to get it to work. But he shouldn't have extrapolated one isolated circumstance and assumed this to always be the case. However I'm also sure this information will be useful to someone who finds himself under similar circumstances.
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Thanks for your comment above explaining what a PSK actually is. As for the author of this tip, I suspect English might not be their first language. What they meant to write isn't what they ended-up writing. Lost your password?
Powered by the Parse. Here's how you can do it. In System Preferences, click on the Network icon, then on Wi-fi in the list of networks.
Click on the "Advanced You may need to enter your administrator's password to apply the changes.