Best wireless cracking software

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Jun 5, 2011
  1. Wizerzak
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    So I want to see how easy it is to crack my wireless network and after about half and hour of searching on Google for software I have given up.
    Most stuff is outdated or only (/mainly) for Linux.

    So does anyone know the best wireless cracking software that supports Windows Vista? I would obviously prefer a GUI but if I have to use cmd prompt then that's fine.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Porobu

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    commview for wifi
    but its better to use aircrack-ng in backtrack/wifislax/wifiway
     
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    True that, just download the backtrack3.iso chuck it on a dvd and boot into it. Cracking wifi's from backtrack is SOOOOOOOOO easy.
     
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    Backtrack 3 is really the easier method. I'll PM you a easy tutorial and some other info.
     
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    Why BackTrack 3? Why not 4?
     
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    noob here. what u guys talking about? seems interesting
     
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    Backtrack 5 is out now
     
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    Forward that PM please.
     
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    Something that's going to get their asses thrown in jail.

    Wi-fi cracking is illegal.
     
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    OP Asked to crack his/her own wireless network, not others'
     
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    Hmm interesting thread I am downloading the ISO now from there home site, 2GB's.

    You would be amazed at how many times I have been asked to set up some ones laptop, and they have no clue what the wireless's info is. Not sure if this will save me any time, probably not but I will test it out on my own network and see whats what.

    Thank you to the OP, and the responders for this bit of enlightenment. [​IMG]
     
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    Then it sounds like it was a success! Anybody intending to crack your network would have to first find software, which is evidently impossible. Good job, close topic.
     
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    I've delved into this simply from a personal interest level. As indicated previously there are some decent tutorials using the Backtrack 4/5 iso image which you boot into. That's your best bet. Just a few tips

    1) Windows drivers generally are pretty bad at allowing you to go into the required promiscuous mode on the wifi card, this is why Linux is generally recommended
    2) Admittedly the backtrack tutorials are somewhat... lacking at times if you're not 100% understanding of what each step does and how it works.
    3) The tutorials assume you know a lot. Spend the time to learn what each tool does and what it's doing at each step. Really this is the fun part! [​IMG]

    Start with a WEP system. If you're brave set your AP into WEP mode and experiment on it with backtrack. Once you figure out the commands you'll see how easy it is to hack. Going to WPA/WPA2 is different. This really depends on either a rainbow table or a gigantic dictionary attack. You could as a test make your dictionary have your WPA/WPA2 key in there so you know the process works. Again this is a lot of fun to learn how the tools work and such.

    Now some basic wireless security. DO NOT ...

    1) Use WEP. Just make it open or just put your password in neon lights in your window. It literally takes more time to boot into Backtrack that it does to inject the 50k packets and crack your WEP key. It's actually fun to watch!
    2) Use a short WPA/WPA2 key. Short WPA/WPA2 keys are vulnerable as well. Use at least 15-20 characters.
    3) Disable SSID broadcast. This is the equivalent of putting a cardboard cutout of a cop inside your house. It doesn't deter anyone.
    4) MAC filtering. Again entirely useless since MAC spoofing is absolutely trivial
    5) Use the default SSID. Even if you make your WPA key long, having the default SSID is a bad idea. Rainbow tables exist that make cracking such AP's trivial.

    Anyways good luck and have fun learning.
     
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    Again, you need to provide a point for why disabling MAC filtering is bad to make a point. Same thing as SSID broadcasting, it adds a layer of security, tiny as it may be, and is therefor worth enabling unless an explicit reason for why doing it is a bad idea is provided (such as the fact that you have to keep adding addresses for your clients).

    My tip: Fuck wireless, wired only, Ethernet Destination. At least stay away from PSK.
     
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    It's unlikely to. While WEP can be cracked in seconds, last I checked WPA/2 can take a bit, and in that time you might as well just log into the router and check it (and even needing to reset it if they forgot the login info could take less time).
     
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    I tend to agree that just resetting it is probably the fastest route but I did have one instance where that lead me to taking probably an hour longer then it should have.... I had to hard wire the machine into the modem bypassing the router because it was some no name POS that forced you to set it up before it you would let you online... Sure the reset was easy to find, instructions on setting it up and what IP it was using proved to be the super happy fun project... Probably would have taken forever to crack it since it refused to use any weak passwords and everything else... First piece of computer equipment I have wanted to smash with a baseball bat in a long time.

    The other fun thing is that the router was using its own IP address instead of cloning the modems IP address so when I connected directly to the modem Norton 360 threw a fit... They didn't know the password they used for that either.... God I hate Norton these days...

    Did I mention this was a fun time?
     
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    And that's why you don't reset DSL connections without knowing the PPPoE login info. [​IMG]

    Generally Cable ones are reset-and-run.
     
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    PPPoE, or whichever protocol your ISP requires. Mine requires PPPoA.

    Cable runs a bit differently in that you're not dialing them (with a modem) but connecting to them (with a router).
     
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    Anyone know of a Distro that is not as bloated as Back Track or Is Back Track but with out all the stuff besides aircrack?
     
  20. FAST6191

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    +1 to the windows is useless stuff. There was a bit on using passthrough for USB (atheros gear is quite cheap in USB form) and virtual machines.


    "5) Use the default SSID. Even if you make your WPA key long, having the default SSID is a bad idea. Rainbow tables exist that make cracking such AP's trivial. "

    I have seen and enjoyed the one BT home hubs for a while now but is SSID just the name and if you change the key all bets are off. Unless of course there is something along the lines of default password creation mechanism for a given keygen algorithm or something but then you just change the key manually.

    @Quietlyawesome94 perhaps http://www.aircrack-ng.org/doku.php?id=slitaz is what you are looking for.
     

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