How to Hack WiFi Password for Ethical Hackers.
How to hack into a wi-fi network breaking through the password on any of the protocol WEP,WPA, or WPA2. The internet is more a less a basic necessity of life, there are times you will experience a hike in the volume of data downloaded or uploaded via your network, in some cases you may experience slow network if your WiFi is hacked. How do ethical test your network to ensure is hack proof. Learn how to protect your WiFi network and how to test the security of the network.
If it’s WPA2-PSK passwords you need to crack, you can use aircrack-ng or coWPAtty.
Understanding Internet Encryption
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
This is the basic form of encryption, where the internet data are sent using basic network security keys. It is easy to crack and the most commonly used.
WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
This is the next secure encryption for internet data, passphrase a required to access this network.
WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
This is by far the most secure encryption for internet data, this can be cracked if the passphrase used is a simple or common word list. some common word list include. 123456. abc123456 and many more.
Needed to proceed with the WiFi Hack
Ensure you laptop or desktop has a wireless card, you can buy a wireless dongle from Amazon. Works effectively well.
Download CommView for WiFi here .. This software captures packet from a chosen network adapter
Download Aircrack-ng GUI here …. This is the crack engine, it does the Wifi Hack.
How to Hack WiFi Password WEP
Locate network with WEP next to the name
Choose network with strong signal.
Then choose a network that has the lowest dB (decibel) value.
Click capture to start capturing data from the network, for more direct capture.
- Right click the desired network and click on copy MAC Address.
- Switch to the Rules tab on the top.
- On the left hand side choose MAC Addresses.
- Enable MAC Address rules.
- For ‘Action’ select ‘capture’ and for ‘Add record’ select ‘both’.
- Now paste the mac address copied earlier in the box below.
The data is the only item needed here. So, select D on the bar at the top of the window and deselect M (Management packets) and C (Control packets).
Now you have to save the packets so that they can be cracked later. To do this:
- Go to the logging tab on top and enable auto saving.
- Set Maximum Directory Size to 2000.
- Set Average Log File Size to 20.
- Go to the log tab and click on concatenated logs.
- Select all the logs that have been saved.
- Do not close CommView for Wi-Fi.
- Now navigate to the folder where the concatenated logs have been saved.
- Open the log file.
- Select File- Export -Wire shark tcpdump format and choose any suitable destination.
- This will save the logs with a .cap extension to that location.
Cracking WEP WiFi.
- Download Aircrack-ng and extract the zip file.
- Open the folder and navigate to ‘bin’.
- Run Aircrack-ng GUI.
- Choose WEP.
- Open your .cap file that you had saved earlier.
- Click Launch.
- In the command prompt type in the index number of your target wireless network.
- Wait for a while. If everything goes fine, the wireless key will be shown
WiFi Password Crack for WPA and WPA2
For all Wifi Users the best passwords combination to use it the alphanumeric with special sign combination. Using words that are not in the dictionary will help.
Example of a good password.
Not matter how good the software is it is almost impossible to crack the above password with a software. Some softwares like Cloudcracker, hashcat, and Aircrack-ng GUI.
This guide on how to hack WiFi Password is meant for ethical hackers and penetration testers. By no means to we condole illegal hacking, a testing must be done with full consent.