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Version: 1.2.1



The network is advertised with an unexpected wireless security mechanism. This could indicate that an attacker is spoofing your SSID (network name) but does not know the correct password. Without the correct password, clients will not connect. The attacker might be trying to simply leave out the password (note that most modern devices will refuse to connect to a network that used to have a password but suddenly does not have one) or try a downgrade attack to exploit less secure mechanisms. It could also indicate spoofing without attempting to properly replicate the original security mechanisms.

Possible False Positives#

  • A legitimate configuration change of an access point could have caused this.


  • The expected wireless security mechanism for the network is configured in your nzyme.conf file. Configuration Reference

See Also#