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Apologies if this has been asked countless times. I've seen it a few times around here however they usually pertain to someone having written permission. And I don't...

Or if someone could post a duplicate thread with more information.

I recently finished my ethical hacking course in uni. I've competed in several cyber security competitions. But I want to continue my practice over the summer because there is another competition next fall.

If I want to use tools such as Aircrack and WiFiPhisher to see if I can get wifi passwords and use Wireshark to see if I can sniff my own traffic. I am able to do this with no consequence on my own private home network, correct? If I pay for my internet, do I not need permission from my ISP?

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  • This is more of a legal question, not an infosec question. In the USA at least, it is legal as long as you own it. (This statement is an opinion and is not legal advice.) – forest May 9 '18 at 22:55
  • Especially passive stuff, it is fine unless you are using it for malicious purposes. – multithr3at3d May 9 '18 at 23:35
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    Note that something can be legal but still against the terms of service for a company. Your ISP may be fully within its rights to terminate your service without refund because you didn't read the fine print that says that you aren't allowed to pentest your own ISP-provided router. – forest May 10 '18 at 1:48
  • You might want to see the answers here: Can I test my own network? – J. Taylor May 10 '18 at 7:59

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