How to crack WiFi passwords with your Wii

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  1. WiiLinuxNinja
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    How to crack WiFi passwords with your Wii
    So easy your grandma could do it.

    The process outlined here is streamlined to work with Easy Wii Linux. So get over to WiiBrew and install it. http://forum.wiibrew.org/read.php?29,68339

    Now that you are up and running. You only need the Aircrack-ng suite(and one depended package) to get cracking.

    Prerequisites:
    I compiled the Aircrack-ng suite for EWL, and the binaries can be found here.
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/y18345vxk32tb67/aircrackwii.tar.gz

    The Aircarck-ng suite depends on several packages, but only one of them is not installed by default with EWL.(iw) You can install it with "apt-get install iw" of course, but if your Wii doesn't have WiFi. Download it here first. http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/i/iw/iw_0.9.19-1_powerpc.deb

    Save both of the files to a USB flash drive, and copy them to the /home/wii/downloads using emelFM2.

    Installation: (Open the terminal)
    su (the password is "easy")
    cd downloads
    dpkg -i iw_0.9.19-1_powerpc.deb
    tar -xvzf aircrackwii.tar.gz
    cd aircrackwii
    cp * /bin/
    rm *
    cd ..
    rmdir aircrackwii

    Usage: (Open the terminal)
    su
    ifdown wlan0
    airmon-ng start wlan0
    airodump-ng mon0

    OK. You have a list of potential targets and connected clients. From here you need to capture some network traffic for your chosen interface. Then crack that data. The steps to complete these task are explicitly laid out by darkAudax from aircrack-ng.org. I have saved two of his tutorial as pdfs. This way they can be easily referenced with epdfview while offline.

    Tutorial: How to Crack WPA/WPA2 (Start at Step 2) http://www.mediafire.com/file/8ffi36mpf5zrvdr/crackwpa.pdf

    Tutorial: How to crack WEP with no wireless clients (Start at Step 3) http://www.mediafire.com/file/ojlmmismmdz67ma/crackwep.pdf


    Finally, when cracking WPA/WPA2 you'll need a password list.
    http://www.renderlab.net/projects/WPA-tables/9-final-wordlist.zip (large)
    http://www.renderlab.net/projects/WPA-tables/passwords2.zip (small)

    These are the list for The Church of Wifi WPA-PSK Rainbow Tables. The large list is very thorough. It contains some 4 million english words and combinations. If you run that and don't get a hit. You are probably out of luck. The Wii will churn through about 160 keys per second. I ran the large list in almost exactly 7 hours.
     
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  2. Giggtysword344

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    Isnt Wifi cracking illegal?
     
  3. Hyro-Sama

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    Ummmm....... :wtf:
     
  4. RemixDeluxe

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    This is hot. Thank you for posting.
     
  5. ZeroGwafa

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    If it is your own, and doing it for security purposes, then no. Otherwise, think of wi-fi cracking someone else's hotspot as picking the lock on a house. I would assume it would be considered the same as "breaking and entering"
     
  6. Quietlyawesome94

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    Pretty sure it is if its not your own connection. This should fall under the category "For education purposes only even though I know you'll use it anyway"...
     
  7. RemixDeluxe

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    So in this case it would be the TC giving us a lock pick and how we use it determines if its illegal or not. Am I right?
     
  8. DeadlyFoez

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    This kinda depends on which network you are cracking and what you do to gain enough info to crack it and if you actually access the network or not.

    It is not illegal to leave airodump-ng running and gather enough data packets for you to crack a WEP protected network. If you were to do something like run aireplay-ng to make the AP generate more data packets then that can be considered a grey area. Things become fully illegal if you do crack the WEP key or (WPA passphrase) and actually use that info to log into the network. But it is certainly not illegal to just listen to the data and capture it and then do with it as you want.

    The reason aireplay-ng can be considered a grey area is because you do not have access to the network yet. And it is not illegal to be in Windows and try to connect to a network when you don't have the encryption key or passphrase, because obviously the connection will fail, so in the end you have not gained access.

    Now, if I could get that new tool Reaver working on the wii then that'd be freaking awesome. :D
     
  9. Giggtysword344

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    Oh ok. Thanks for the info!
     
  10. Foxi4

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    Question. Your Wii needs to be attached to a TV, it's a home console. This basically means that its range is highly limited - only the local networks, and networks strong enough to reach it through the walls, are available. What is the level of usefulness of this tool then?
     
  11. Snailface

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    Maybe some tempers here have a neighbor they dislike -- one that uses WEP. :ninja:

    Or maybe just for cracking their own network for a fun afternoon project (my case).
     
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    This is quite useful. For the shits and giggles of it I'm going to make a video of me cracking a network and post it up here. This will make things easier for me to crack networks around me instead of running backtrack in a virtual machine. I can use the wii to capture the data and my pc to crack it. I think this is rather freakin sweet, especially that I own 3 wii's, this is going to be fun. Also with my 4 port KVM switch, and my other 2 USB wireless cards that support injection, and my PS2 to USB adapters, this could turn into being a lot of fun.

    I'm quite surprised that someone was able to get injection working with the wii's wifi card. I didn't think that it'd be possible or that anyone would bother putting the effort into it.

    Forget WEP. That take about 5 minutes to crack now. WPS cracking is where the fun is at. Look into Reaver, with that we don't have to bother trying to crack WPA on most routers that are out there. Just a few hours to crack WPS and then the router gives you the WPA passphrase in plain text. It's fucking awesome.

    Oh, fuck those lists. I have my small one which is 2gb and my big one which is 25gb. It takes over a month to go through my 25gb password list using Pyrit on my nvidia card. But why waste the time doing that when WPS cracking takes less than 2 days. :D
     
  13. akari212

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    i never knew that WiFi adapter that Wii uses supports Promiscuous mode.

    I might setup a cookie sniffing program on my Wii lol just joking.

    Never knew that Wii can be used on dark things.
     
  14. Mega Pirate

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    I leech off someones internet signal everyday and when I want to play online on my Wii I redistribute the signal off my computer to my Wii since the signal is too far from it. I'm on it now. :ninja:
     
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    lol deb files. could you do this in ubuntu? or debian? or linux mint? or never ending list...
     
  16. Tom

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    i don't see this as possible I'm pretty sure the wii's wifi adapter isn't capable of goining into monitoring mode and capture packets
     
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    then how does it work?
     
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    Sorry, that just made my day.
    And until readin the explanatory posts, that was my thought exactly.
     
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    Holy crap how's THIS for your introductory post?
    ...Time to start jacking my neighbors internets =3
     
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    is there any confirmation that it does?