[kismac] Re: password hash

  • From: Johnny Cache <johnycsh@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 09:46:34 -0500 (CDT)

The reason you can't get back to the plaintext is because
the neesus datacom 'hashing' aglorithm (i don't like to even give it the
status of a hash)  algorithm  is really, really bad.

There is a many to one mapping, for example 'cat' and 'catt' make
the same 40 bit wep key. You could hash a dictionary file and hope to
find the original, but it wouldn't get you any farther unless they
use the same password elsewhere.


On Wed, 31 May 2006, Patrick Cudahy wrote:

> I'm not sure what the plaintext / hex relationship is in WEP, but it
> was a WEP secured router that I cracked with Newsham's and KisMAC
> spit out 5 hex values. I went to connect with airport and put in
> those values and it let me in. I was just wondering if there was
> anyway to get from those hex digits to what the "real" password is.
> -Patrick Cudahy
> On May 30, 2006, at 11:40 PM, themacuser wrote:
> > Or the network key could have just been a hex key? Or it was hashed
> > down from an ASCII value?
> >
> > Anyway, you can just type the hex into the password field of the
> > airport join screen with 0x in front of it
> > 0x1234567890
> >
> > On 31/05/2006, at 9:39 AM, J.T. Thompson wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> what did you exactly crack? a wep password? chances are thats the
> >> password to the network you cracked.. is it like 10 letters long?
> >> wep passwords are normaly 10char long..
> >>
> >
> >

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