Tag Archive | "hacking wifi"


21 March 2011 | 12,983 views

Dutch Court Rules Wi-Fi Hacking Legal In Holland

Interesting case and a very interesting interpretation of the laws of Holland which lead to this decision which means the Dutch can hack in Wireless routers legally. We published a story about the ethics of jacking open Wi-Fi connections way back in 2006, when a supposed ethics expert said it was ok: Jacking Wifi is [...]

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15 October 2010 | 12,631 views

Half Of Home Wi-Fi Networks In The UK Vulnerable to Hacking/WiFi-Jacking

Once again WiFi security is in the news, this time a new report in the UK shows that almost half of UK home WiFi networks could be compromised within 5 seconds. While that sounds a little dramatic it wouldn’t surprise me if a lot still have no WEP key at all. And even if they [...]

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23 September 2010 | 125,748 views

wifite – Mass Wifi WEP/WPA Key Cracking Tool

wifite is created to to attack multiple WEP and WPA encrypted networks at the same time. This tool is customizable to be automated with only a few arguments and can be trusted to run without supervision. Features sorts targets by power (in dB); cracks closest access points first all WPA handshakes are backed up (to [...]

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27 July 2010 | 31,121 views

WPA2 Vulnerability Discovered – “Hole 196″ – A Flaw In GTK (Group Temporal Key)

Well as it tends to be, when something is scrutinized for long enough and with enough depth flaws will be uncovered. This time the victim is WPA2 – the strongest protection for your Wi-fi network which is standardized. WEP fell long ago and there’s a myriad of WEP Cracking tools available. In 2008 it was [...]

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04 June 2009 | 60,334 views

WEPBuster – Wireless Security Assessment Tool – WEP Cracking

WEPBuster basically seems to be a toolkit that attempts to automate the tasks done by the various parts of the aircrack-ng suite. The end goal of course is to crack the WEP key of a given Wireless network. Features The main part of this is the autonomous nature of the toolkit, it can crack all [...]

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03 December 2008 | 93,474 views

Confused by WEP, WPA, TKIP, AES & Other Wireless Security Acronyms?

I found an interesting article today which sums up most of the acryonyms involved in wireless networks and wireless security and explain them all in brief. It may clear things up for some people who get overwhelmed by all the jargon, especially with the recent news hitting the mainstream about WPA being partially cracked. Users [...]

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11 November 2008 | 18,780 views

WPA Wi-Fi Encryption Scheme Partially Cracked

Well WEP came down long ago, it was only a matter of time before the standard that succeeded it fell too – WPA. The big news last week was that WPA has been cracked finally, it’ll be discussed this week at the PacSec Conference. After the insecurity of WEP was exposed the majority of routers [...]

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09 October 2008 | 17,705 views

NetStumbler – Windows Freeware to Detects Insecure Wireless Networks

Another one from the old school, this tool has been around forever since way before wardriving was fashionable and when people still used pringles cans for antenna boosting. It’s a favourite amongst Windows users, although it can’t do any real hacking (like breaking a WEP key) – it’s extremely fast and effecient in the detection [...]

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09 June 2008 | 44,829 views

OSWA Assistant – Wireless Hacking & Auditing LiveCD Toolkit

The OSWA-Assistant is a no-Operating-System-required standalone toolkit which is solely focused on wireless auditing. As a result, in addition to the usual WiFi (802.11) auditing tools, it also covers Bluetooth and RFID auditing. Using the toolkit is as easy as popping it into your computer’s CDROM and making your computer boot from it! This toolkit [...]

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22 April 2008 | 21,464 views

WifiZoo v1.3 Released – Passive Info Gathering for Wifi

WifiZoo is a tool to gather wifi information passively. It is created to be helpful in wifi pentesting and was inspired by ‘Ferret‘ from Errata Security. The tool is intended to get all possible info from open wifi networks (and possibly encrypted also in the future, at least with WEP) without joining any network, and [...]

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