WiFu – Cracking WPA PSK

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In this video, I demonstrate the simplicity of cracking a PSK password using tools freely available within the aircrack-ng suite of tools

I first put my Alfa AWUS036H USB WiFi card into monitor mode and proceeded to listen for WiFi traffic on channel 6 and noted down information

I needed to be able to have airodump-ng running during the next stages so I ran screen and started airodump-ng again to continue my attack

Once I had found an associated client, I created another session and using aireplay-ng I sent a de-authentication packet to this client in the hope that the client would re-authenticate with the target network

Once I had captured the PSK handshake, I stopped airodump-ng and proceeded to crack the PSK using a brute-force method with the tool aircrack-ng and the example dictionary that comes with the aircrack-ng suite
In this video, I demonstrate the simplicity of cracking a PSK password using tools freely available within the aircrack-ng suite of tools

I first put my Alfa AWUS036H USB WiFi card into monitor mode and proceeded to listen for WiFi traffic on channel 6 and noted down information

I needed to be able to have airodump-ng running during the next stages so I ran screen and started airodump-ng again to continue my attack

Once I had found an associated client, I created another session and using aireplay-ng I sent a de-authentication packet to this client in the hope that the client would re-authenticate with the target network

Once I had captured the PSK handshake, I stopped airodump-ng and proceeded to crack the PSK using a brute-force method with the tool aircrack-ng and the example dictionary that comes with the aircrack-ng suite

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