Finding WPS enabled Wifi Networks with Kali Linux Wash

Kali Linux Wash is a tool to find WPS enabled routers in your area. A lot of routers support Wifi Protected Setup (WPS) and it’s likely enabled by default by your internet service provider or by the router manufacturer. Like UPnP, it is an insecure feature that makes your wireless network more vulnerable to certain attacks. Pixie dust vulnerable routers with WPS turned on for example, can be cracked in a matter of seconds. Make sure to disable it in your router settings to avoid attacks like these. In this tutorial we’re going to use Kali Linux Wash to scan for WPS enabled networks in the area. Wash can also be used to determine whether an access point is locked or not. A lot of routers tend to lock WPS when the PIN is being brute forced with a tool like Reaver, usually after 5 or 6 attempts. Unlocking WPS has to be done manually in the administrator interface of the router.

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