Cracking WiFi Password with fern wifi-cracker

Cracking Wifi is fun and access free internet every day enjoyable.Fern Wifi-cracker provides the GUI for cracking wireless encryption.It comes inbuilt with Kali Linux.

Setting up Lab:

  • Before start cracking wifi-passwords, we will set up our lab to crack neighbors wifi passwords.

Cracking WiFi Password with fern wifi-cracker

  • Select the appropriate wireless adapter, Above shown figure shows Wlan0 is my Interface which is in Monitor mode.
  • Tap anywhere on fern window and enable the Xterms, which will scan all channels.

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Cracking WiFi Password with fern wifi-cracker

Scan for Access Points:

  • Click Scan for Access point, so Fern will discover WEP & WPA Access points around your environment.

Cracking WiFi Password with fern wifi-cracker

  • So above figure shows WPA access point is detected, click on the Detected Access points.

Targeting victim:

  • Select the target Access point, in which we are going to perform and crack the wifi passwords.

Cracking WiFi Password with fern wifi-cracker

  • Browse for Dictionary file path, Above figure, now I have imported .txt file which contains possible word lists to crack the Access points.

Cracking Access Point:

  • Now you are ready to exploit your neighbor’s wifi, It will take several minutes to hours for successful handshake capture.
  • Fern-wifi-Cracker will do whatever you want, sit and relax.

Cracking WiFi Password with fern wifi-cracker

  • Fern-wifi-cracker will Deautheticate clients associated with the Access point, then it will capture the 4-way Handshake.

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Handshake & Bruteforce:

Cracking WiFi Password with fern wifi-cracker

  • After successful 4-way Handshake is captured, brute force will be automated with Dictionary file.
  • We have successfully cracked Neighbours wifi-password, WPAKEY: Ad*****.

Tips:

  • To make the attack successful, Users are advised to buy High Gain USB Wireless Long-Rang Adapter.
  • If you use Low-cost Wifi adapters, Handshake capture process will be hours to a day.So this will be a drawback to crack wifi passwords with low-cost adapters.

countermeasures:

  • Use a strong password with all combination of number, special characters, upper and lower case alphabets.
  • Do not use any dictionary words in your wifi passwords.Examples of strong passwords: ‘eBaPLaYHc~dS*)8$+V-‘
  • Whitelist the Mac address, so that attack may be successful to crack your password but wifi router will block the attacker since mac is not registered.

Fern wifi-cracker is free to download and easy to use, it comes inbuilt with kali linux distribution.

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