[kismac] Re: what is required to crack WPA?

  • From: adese <adese0@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 20:23:15 -0400

A "handshake" is needed to be captured in order to crack WPA. A handshake occurs when a client connects to an access point for the first time. i.e. when they turn their computer on and the computer autoconnects to the network a handshake packet occurs.

There are only 2 ways to crack this, either by a dictionary attack using :

aircrack-ng -a 2 -w dictionaryfile capturefile

Or by brute force which requires an app like JohnTheRipper.

For these reasons, WPA is very secure given one uses a non-dictionary password.


On 14 aug 2007, at 19.59, Javier Bonet wrote:

What is required to crack WPA WLANs?

what does the --WPA comands in aircrack-ng.


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