Wi-Fi Protection

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What attacks can the Fingbox detect? 

Wi-Fi is easy to hack. Hackers can enter our wireless network without our knowledge. Fingbox’s Wi-Fi Protection feature alerts you to attacks on your network so you can protect your home.

Fingbox tracks devices even before they get a valid network address in your network. This makes our Wireless Intrusion Protection feature quickly detect potential malicious behavior on your network.

Fingbox will alert you about:

What happens when Fingbox detects an attack?

Depending on your notification configurations, Fingbox will either send you a push notification and/or an email when an attack is detected. This alert will tell you what the problem is and how to fix it.

For the first 24 hours after the attack is detected, there will also be an alert under the Notifications tab in Fing Mobile App. To find the Notifications tab:

  • Open the Fing Mobile App
  • Click Overview on the bottom toolbar
  • Click the Online devices widget
  • Click the Notifications tab at the top of the page

If the attack is not detected again after 24 hours, it will be automatically dismissed.

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How to enable/disable Wi-Fi protection?

Wi-Fi protection is enabled by default. However, if you wish to change this:

  • Open the Fing Mobile App
  • Click Overview on the bottom toolbar
  • Click the Secure widget. Alternatively, click the Online devices widget and click the Security tab at the top of the page.
  • Scroll down to Wireless Intrusion Detection is enabled and click the blue Manage button. This will take you to the Wi-Fi intrusion protection page.
  • Turn off the on/off button at the top right of the page


Access Points

Ensure that all access points are added to your Fingbox network. Try to pass the minimum threshold and check if the Fingbox can provide an alert. Perform deauth attacks at high speed against the BSSID that Fingbox monitors. Keep it on for at least 5 minutes.

Fing's engineers tested with aircrak multiple times. The attack was detected and was reported within 5 minutes via an e-mail alert and an ‘event’ in the Fingbox log.

In order to avoid false alarms, there are minimum thresholds to raise an alarm:
  • Minimum duration of attack: 10 seconds
  • Minimum deauth packets per second: 30/sec

Visit the Fing Community for questions about the Wi-Fi Intrusion Protection feature.

Click here for further information on access points.

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