This is the second part of my wireless hacking tutorial. If you are interested in hacking WEP security, please check out this blog post. WEP should never be used, as it does not matter how long or complicated your password is, a hacker can achieve a network key as long as there is a client. With WPA/WPA2, the difficulty in cracking the password comes from its complexity and length. Before we get started, it should be noted that the first three steps of cracking WPA/WPA2 are the same as cracking WEP on my other post.
Background - WPA/WPA2
- Kali Linux
- Includes the Air-ng Suite
- Wireless Adapter
- A router to hack
- A client already on the network
- Permission to crack, it is otherwise illegal
1.) Set up a monitor interface.With Kali Linux booted up, make sure you have a wireless interface to work with.
# iwconfigA very popular wireless interface name is wlan0.
# airmon-ng start [WIRELESSINTERFACE]
Make sure to KILL any recommended processes.
# kill [PID1] [PID2] [PID3]
2.) Start monitoring traffic.
The top part shows all Access Points.
The bottom part shows all clients.