Tutorial on hacking wireless access points to include capture handshakes and crackings .cap files.
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Wifi Pentesting Overview
Types Wireless Security: WPA2 Pre Share Key (PSK) - “Everyday” seen security across wireless networks WPA2 Enterprise - Utilize Radius Servers/Credentials (advanced environments)
- Evaluating strength of PSK
- Reviewing nearby network
- Assessing guest networks
- Checking network access
Tools used for Assessments:
- Wireless Cards - Alfa AWUD036NH
The Process / Methodology
Attacking Wireless Networks
- Relys on poor password on wireless networks
- After a WPA hand shake
Setup Wireless Card on Kali
## Place wireless card into monitor mode
- kill process that would interfere with the wireless network airmong-ng check kill
Start monitor mode
changing modes from
Searching nearby area of wifi networks
devices are populating in the list.
- The lower the PWR is the closer you are to the device
ctrl+c as we identifed the TP-Link to attack:
Narrow the wifi network down via airodump-ng
-w = name of file
if this was a larger network we would see more devices.
Performing a DEAUTH attack
- within a new window
- might need to run the attack several times to get the deauth aireplay-ng -0 1 -a 50:C7:BF:8A:00:73 -c 3C:F0:11:22:DB:E3 wlan0mon
-a = Wifi mac address -c = Station (client)
Beacon rate began to increase which then led to the “WPA handshake”
Viewing captured data
Cracking the captured data
-b = MAC address of target router
Passphrase was discovered quite quickly in this case.