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How to get access to Wi-Fi
First of all you will require a device such as a laptop, tablet, smartphones, etc. in which wireless network is enabled. Also you will be required to be within the wireless network access point’s range (which depends on the Wi-Fi router). Most of the devices (when wireless network option is turned on in the device setting ) will show the list of all Wi-Fi networks in the range of your device.
If that network doesn’t have any password encryption. As a resultyou can connect to that network very easily by simply clicking on it. If the system has encryption (it is password protected), so to gain access to that network, you will need to enter the password.
How to Find Wifi Password (Wireless Networks)
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
It means the process of overworking security vulnerabilities in wireless networks and gaining unlawful access to that network. It refers to exploits on systems that use WEP to execute security controls. There are two types of methods , i.e.;
- Passive – this type of technique does not affect the network traffic until the WEP security has been overlooked. To detect it is a very challenging task.
- Active – this type of technique has a widespread load impact on web traffic. It is more efficient and easy to detect as compared to passive technique .
WEP Finding Tools
- Aircrack– Aircrack has been around for years, going back to when Wi-Fi security did base on only WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy). It was vulnerable also back in the day and was replaced in 2004 by WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access).
- Kismet– Kismet is a wireless system and device detector, sniffer, wardriving tool, and WIDS (wireless intrusion detection) framework. Kismet works with Wi-Fi interfaces, Bluetooth interfaces, some SDR (software-defined radio) appliance like the RTLSDR, and another technoscientific capture device. It includes wireless detector networks, both visible and hidden, sniffer packets and detects intrusions.
- WebDecrypt– Wepdecrypt is a Wireless LAN Tool written in c language which guesses WEP Keys. It uses live dictionary methods to decode the WEP keys. It has its key generator and performs package filters.
How to Find Wifi Password Using WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access uses a 256 pre-shared key or password for authentications. Short passcodes are unsafe to dictionary methods, and other methods can also be used to find those passwords. The following tools can be used to break WPA keys.
General Attack types
- Sniffing– The Sniffing method involves blocking packets as they are transmitted over a network. By using tools such as Cain & Abel. The captured data can be decoded easily.
- Man in the Middle (MITM) – MITM involves eavesdropping on a network and capturing delicate information.
- Denial of Service – the primary intent of denial of service is to refuse certain users over the system resources.
- FataJack is used to implement this type of methods .
Breaking wireless network keys needs patience and resources discussed above. At least, you will need the following tools.
A wireless network adapter with the capacity to insert packets (Hardware)
- Kali Operating System.
- Be within the target network’s radius.
- Basic Beginner Level knowledge of Linux based OS and some knowledge of Aircrack software and its various scripts.
- Patience, decoding the passkeys may take a bit of sometimes depending on various factors. Some of which may be totally apart of our control. Factors beyond our command include users of the target network using it actively as you sniff data packages.
Finding Wireless Password
Decoding Wireless network passcodes
- Download Cain & Abel and open it.
- Make sure that the Decoders tab is selected and then only click on Wireless Passwords from the navigation menu on the left side.
- Click on plus sign button.
- I am Assuming that you have connected to a secured wireless network(Wi-Fi) before, you will get results similar to the ones given below.
- It will display encryption type, SSID and the password which was used previously.