Wifite is a Linux based WiFi cracking tool (comes pre-installed on Kali) coded in Python. It is used to automate the hacking process and aims at minimizing the user inputs by scanning and using Python for automation techniques. Wifite is capable of Hacking WEP, WPA/2 and WPS, but not alone.
So far in the WiFi Security and Pentesting Series we have learned to
- Crack WEP Using aircrack-ng suite of tools
- Crack the WPA/2 passphrase using Aircrack-NG
- Speed Up WPA/2 Cracking with Hashcat
- Automate WiFi Cracking
Now considering that we are into a network it is important to learn a few thing that we can do to start our penetration testing within the scope of a network.
If you remember in the previous part, we learned Speeding up WPA2 Cracking Using Pre-generated PMKs. Which certainly uses CPU as the primary part for the calculations of the PMKs. It surely gives us speed for WPA2 cracking as while using PMKs for cracking we are not performing actual calculations in real-time.
If you are following the series from the very beginning you must be familiar with the Handshake we captured and used it with a Wordlist to crack the WPA2-PSK. As there is a tremendous possibility for WPA2 passphrases as they can be AlphaNumeric including special characters that too with 8-63 characters long.
In previous chapters we covered:
- Introduction to Aircrack-ng Suite of tools
- Introduction to Wireshark
- WEP cracking using Aircrack-ng
- WPA/WPA2 Personal cracking using Aircrack-ng