The main problem is that several wireless devices trust so much. After they actually establish a certain connection with a point of access, they normally happily do a reconnection to it, or after some time. If it actually is a network that is protected, they need to have the right credentials for access, but if the network is open, then Pineapple will automatically connect to the network. That is actually the way the system works. It combines by just offering points of access that the victims use in connecting to their free will, or even being deceived to connect it through Karma.
How the Pineapple Works in wireless networks
The Wi-Fi Pineapple’s center is made up of Karma. Thus, in all cases, the method functions by using the devices which trust it in probing responses as well as requests. The wireless devices of various users, by default, at all times attempt on a constants basis, to connect to the network that they had been previously connected to.
To do that, they aggressively scan their neighborhood through sending out requests to people (mainly, a request for probe is a frame that is special and is normally sent out by the client station asking for information from either one access point that is specific, specified by its SSID, or all points of access in the given area, that are specified with the broadcast SSID).
Several normal cases normally show that the APs do make a request to the SSID, but they only ignore the probe request. The “correct” AP gives response and then the client initiates the connection with the AP again. That is how people connect their home or even work networks just as they arrive at the given destination or hotspot of the Wi-Fi network.
Mainly, the system is user-friendly as well as convenient but the malicious devices which also running the Karma attack can then have the chance and ability to break the system based on the “code of honor”. In that regard, the pineapple gives a response to any AP that the given device asks for and thus misleading it to believe that the users are actually are at or in some network that they can trust.