Wifite Walkthrough part 1

By Prateek Gianchandani

In this article series, we will look at a tool named Wifite suitable for automated auditing of wireless networks. Most of you who have experience in wireless pentesting would use tools like airmon-ng, aireplay-ng, airodump-ng, aircrack-ng to crack wireless networks. This would involve a sequence of steps, like capturing a specific numbers of IV’s in case of WEP, capturing the WPA handshake in case of WPA etc, and then subsequently using aircrack-ng to crack the password required for authentication to the network. Wifite aims to ease this process by using a wrapper over all these tools and thus making it super easy to crack Wifi networks Here is a list of features of Wifite as per its official homepage. sorts targets by signal strength (in dB); cracks closest access points first automatically de-authenticates clients of hidden networks to reveal SSIDs numerous filters to specify exactly what to attack (wep/wpa/both, above certain signal strengths, channels, etc) cus…

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