wifite – Mass Wifi WEP / WPA Key Cracking Tool

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wifite is created 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.

wifite - Mass Wifi WEP/WPA Key Cracking Tool


It’s a great tool to script into part of a toolkit for Wifi security assessments and is a handy wifi wep key cracker.

The biggest change from version 1 is support for “reaver”, a Wifi-Protected Setup (WPS) attack tool. Reaver can compromise the PIN and PSK for many routers that have WPS enabled, usually within hours.

Features of wifite

  • sorts targets by power (in dB); cracks closest access points first
  • all WPA handshakes are backed up (to the working directory)
  • mid-attack options: stop during attack with Ctrl+C to use (continue, move onto next target, skip to cracking, exit)
  • numerous filters to specify exactly what to attack (wep/wpa/both, above certain signal strengths, channels, etc)
  • very customizable settings (timeouts, packets/sec, etc)
  • SKA support (untested)
  • finds devices in monitor mode; if none are found, prompts for selection
  • all passwords saved to log.txt
  • switching WEP attacks does not reset IVS
  • displays session summary at exit; shows any cracked keys

Similar WiFi cracking tools would be:

Infernal Twin – Automated Wireless Hacking Suite
FruityWifi – Wireless Network Auditing Tool
wifite – Mass Wifi WEP/WPA Key Cracking Tool
Kismet – Wireless Network Hacking, Sniffing & Monitoring

You can download wifite automated wireless attack tool here:

wifite.py

Or read more here.


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5 Responses to wifite – Mass Wifi WEP / WPA Key Cracking Tool

  1. abunoor October 14, 2010 at 8:49 am #

    thanx 4 da program

  2. unknown October 19, 2010 at 9:47 am #

    how to use it?? can’t understand anything!

  3. thinabalan November 4, 2010 at 4:21 am #

    i am new to hacking…i want to know how ti use this software…

  4. Majmun November 12, 2010 at 3:36 am #

    You lame beginners…

  5. Bunghackers November 19, 2010 at 5:54 am #

    thanks..:)