Hacking WiFi password is one of the toughest jobs now a days since there are a lot of security measures implemented against WiFi password hackers. But it is still possible if we have enough data and right tools. There are two types of WiFi security namely Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA). Advanced version of WPA is WPA-PSK also known as WPA2 with AES encryption.
WEP encryption can easily be hacked whereas WPA-PSK is very difficult to crack because of the strong encryption algorithm. WPA1 is less secure and that is why WPA-PSK comes into play. We have listed few good WiFi hacking tools that can be used to hack WiFi passwords. Success rate depends on the strength of the password.
Here it goes the list of useful wireless hacking tools.
TOP WIFI PASSWORD HACKER LIST
1. AIRCRACK – NG
Aircrack is one of the famous and widely used WiFi password hacker that comes with suite of useful applications to access WiFi security. It’s suite is very helpful for monitoring packets of data, creating attacks, detecting vulnerabilities and cracking WiFi WEP and WPA and WPA PSK. Generally it monitors the packets of the network, captures and analyses each packet of the network to crack the password with the information collected from analysed packets.
Aircrack ng discovers password using two methods namely PTW (Pyshkin, Tews, Weinmann) method and FMS / Korek method. PTW method is widely used cracking method. This method first uses just ARP packets to determine the key. If the key is not found, then it uses all the captured packets to determine the security key. FMS method uses various attack techniques to determine the WEP security key and it is one of the fastest WiFi cracking techniques.
WPA / WPA2 can be cracked using dictionary method. Brute forcing the dictionary values helps one to recover the WiFi security key. You can download aircrack-ng dictionary from few websites. You can even add necessary values to make the attack much more consistent.
Reaver is another open source WiFi brute force password hacker tool used for cracking of WPA / WPA2 passwords. It usually takes 4 to 10 hours to recover the plain text WPA / WPA2 passphrase depending upon the access point as per the information given in Reaver’s homepage under Google code. Reaver is pre-installed with linux distributions like backtrack, kali etc.
Reaver exploits a vulnerability found in WPS mechanism to crack the WPA or WPA2 password.
3. WiFi PHISHER
WiFi phisher is an open source WiFi password hacker used for social engineering attack tool in order to steal authorization credentials. It does not include brute forcing attack unlike any other WiFi password hackers that we see here.
Victim will be deauthenticated from their access point and joins a rogue access point. Victim will be directed to a customized router phishing page where he/she will be prompted to enter their WiFi password. It is more or less same as normal webpage phishing attacks. Hackers will be able to hack into the WiFi network as soon as the victim enters his/her password in the phishing page.
Kismet is an open source wireless security tool consist of wireless network detector, packet sniffer and intrusion detection system. It basically works with 802.11 IEEE network standard and can be expanded to handle other network types using variety of plugins. It works well with any WiFi card and it is one of the major advantages of this tool. Kismet also collect network packets like any other WiFi password hacker tools to crack wireless password.
Kismet has a drone used to collect network packets and pass it to a server for interpretation. Server interprets data and organizes it. Client communicates with the server and displays the information collected from server. Kismet password hacker is available for Linux, Windows and OS X operating systems.
coWPAtty is an open source WiFi hacker used to audit the security of preshared keys selected in WPA networks. It does nearly the same job done by Aircrack ng but coWPAtty uses automated dictionary attacks to crack WPA protected passwords. It is pretty easy to crack if there is a weak WiFi password. It’s performance is very slow although it is so simple. coWPAtty is preinstalled in backtrack and kali linux distributions.
Airsnort is an open source WiFi security key hacker used for cracking WEP encryption on wireless network. It passively monitors network transmission, computes the encryption keys when enough packets are collected. This wifi hacker is available for Linux and Windows operating systems.
WEPAttack is an open source WiFi cracking tool used for hacking WEP security keys. This tool performs an active dictionary attack that tests millions of words to find the respective security key. A working WLAN card is necessary for WEPattack to work. WEPattack requires a dumpfile for attacking networks.
Netstumbler also known as network stumbler is a windows tool used to crack WiFi passwords. It is primarily used for wardriving, verifying network configurations, detecting causes of wireless interference and rougue accesspoints. But this tool is bit outdated since the last stable release arrived few years ago. A trimmed version known as Mini Stumbler is also available for download.
WEPDecrypt is open source wireless LAN tool written in C which guess WEP security keys on an active dictionary attack, key generator, distributed network and some other attacks. One crypted packet is enough to start the dictionary attack and it has its own key generator to crack a dumpfile over a network. It can act as server and client. WEPDecrypt is available for Linux and Windows platform.