default SSID

default SSID

The name assigned to a Wi-Fi network. See SSID.
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If the device has connected to a home AP/router or hot spot access point using the default SSID, it will automatically connect to another AP with the same SSID without the user being aware of the connection.
Change the default SSID and administrative passwords.
All access points come with a default SSID set, some of the more common ones are:
Security measures mandated by the law can be as simple as installing a network firewall, changing the system's default SSID (network name) or disabling SSID broadcasting.
You can keep the default SSID at linksys or change it to another value such as your name.
Nowadays, setting up security for a wireless network means more than changing your default SSID, turning on WEP, and enabling MAC filtering.
A default SSID usually alerts hackers to vulnerable wireless LANs.
Poor selection of SSID or use of default SSID for applications such as "POSwireless" and "Air Retail.
They will seek to attract people whose home networks may be set to common default SSID names such as Linksys, Netgear, SMC, Wireless -- or a hotspot with an SSID such as T-Mobile, Wayport or FatPort.
It detects wireless threats including intrusions such as rogue access points, attacks such as ASLEAP attack, and vulnerabilities such as a vendor default SSID being used in an access point.