Top 5 wifi hacking tools in Kali Linux


How to hack wifi is the second most searched keyword after how to hack facebook.
Most of the routers are not properly configures so they become the victim of wifi hacking.
A lot of the router manufacturers and ISPs are still turning on WPS by default on their routers which makes the wireless security and penetration testing an even more important.

Below is the lest of top 5 wifi hacking tools in Kali Linux :-

1. Aircrack-ng

Aircrack-ng is one of the most popular tool to hack into WPA/WPA2/WEP. By aircrack-ng you can capture packets and hacnshakes, de-authenticate connected clients, generate traffic and can brute force with the dictionary attack.

– Aireplay-ng to generate traffic and client de-authentication

– Aircrack-ng for wireless password cracking

– Airbase-ng to configure fake access points

– Airodump-ng for packet capturing

Before trying all the above mentioned attacks, make sure your wifi card is capable of packet injection and you have the appropriate permission to perform these attacks.

2. Reaver

Reaver is definitely second one in the top 10 Wifi hacking tools. Reaver is a very popular tool for hacking wireless networks. Reaver targets specifically the WPS vulnerabilities. The Reaver performs brute force attacks on WPS (Wifi Protected Setup) registrar PINs to recover the WPA2/WPS passphrase. Since there are many router manufacturers who turn on the ISPs by default, a lot of routers are vulnerable to this attack out of the box.

3. Pixiewps

PixieWPS is a new tool included in Kali Linux. Pixiewps also targets a WPS vulnerability. PixieWPS is written in C and it is used to brute force WPS PINs offline and exploits the low or non-existing entropy of vulnerable access points. This is also called a pixie dust attack. PixieWPS needs a modified version of Wifite or Reaver to work with. Considering the recent growth of this tool, itstood 3rd in our list.

4. Wifite

Wifite is an automated tool and expects a very little work form the user. When start-up it asks a few parameters to work with and then it will do all the hard work. Wifite attacks multiple wireless networks that use encryptions like with WEP/WPA/WPA2 and WPS. It captures the WPA handshakes, spoof your MAC address and safe the cracked passwords, automatically de-authenticate connected clients.

5. Wireshark

Wireshark is one of the top network security analyzing tools available online. Using Wireshark you can analyse a network to with a great detail and see what’s happening inside.

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