Wi-Fi Password Hacking is not a trivial process but learning to do it is not that difficult as well. You need to understand the key concepts involved and the different types of hacking techniques for this purpose. Let’s begin with passwords.
On a wireless networking system, encryption for transferring data packets can be of two types: WEP or WPA. To learn how to hack Wi-Fi first step is to check the encryption type. The concept and difference between WEP and WPA is as follows.
WEP is a part of the IEEE 802.11 wireless networking standard and offers a level of security equivalent or similar to a wired LAN network. It provides protection by encrypting user data over radio waves. WEP encryption is not much reliable because it utilizes static encryption keys and transmits/broadcasts data through radio, which makes it vulnerable and prone to eavesdropping. Moreover, it doesn’t provide end-to-end security and therefore, is only suitable for first generation wireless networking devices.
To fully lock a Wi-Fi network, administrators opt for WPA encryption. WPA is a much secure and reliable option since it offers improved technology for addressing the shortcomings of WEP. It enhances data protection through offering user authentication using the extensible authentication protocol (EAP). The Temporal key integrity protocol (TKIP) is embedded in WPA for scrambling the keys, and to prevent tampering it is equipped with an integrity-check feature. Furthermore, its public-key encryption system is more secure than WEP.
By now it is clear that hacking a WPA encrypted Wi-Fi network is very complex and demanding process. However, hacking WEP is easier especially with Portable Penetrator it becomes so easy that even one having minimal experience in hacking can do it.
You will require the following tools for performing hacking on a WEP encrypted network.
A compatible adapter which can perform pocket injection is very important. Usually our PC’s adapters are not compatible with cracking software. So, do some research and use Ebay and Amazon to find a good router. Alfa AWUS036H is a good choice and available for $12 only on Ebay.
Without Portable Penetrator live software your task will remain unaccomplished. It will be operated through Linux and will let you conduct all sorts of security testing/tasks. Download this software or get its CD and burn it to get started.
You will need strong signals for which it is important that the network you choose is available nearby your location. It will be ideal if people are using it in large numbers since as they connect and disconnect you will be able to collect large volumes of data.
Launch Portable Penetrator default command line called Konsole present at the lower left corner of the task bar. Run “airmon-ng” for retrieving the list of network interfaces. When you have found the network you want to crack stop the search by hitting CTRL+C and run “airodump-ng” for selecting a network. Highlight the network and note down its BSSID and Channel from CH column.
Choose the network’s name (file name) and enter all the information into this command “airodump-ng -c (channel) -w (file name) --bssid (bssid) (interface).”
Now you need to save enough data (at least 10k) and after running this command “aireplay-ng -3 -b (bssid) -h 00:11:22:33:44:55 (interface)” your screen will automatically start collecting read/write data packets.
When you are done, launch another console window and enter this command “aircrack-ng -b (bssid) (file name-01.cap).” Keep file name in this one similar to the title you have given to your network. The key or password will be generated and you will be able to logon using it.
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