wifite is a piece of software included on the default Kali installation. It is designed for automated auditing of wireless networks. This quick tutorial will take you through your first
List of materials:
- Kali Linux
- Supported wireless network adapter
- Network you have permission to audit
- Open up a new terminal window, enter
wifite, and hit enter.
2. Select your wireless interface from the detected interfaces.
3. Wait while
wifite scans nearby networks.
4. Hit Ctrl+C to stop the scan. Enter the number of the network you want to audit.
5. Watch while
wifite trys different attacks on the target network.
If your target network has WEP encryption, it's going to get popped quickly. Networks with WPS enabled are slightly more difficult than WEP but still easy using
pixie-wps (one of the tools
wifite automates for you). Lastly you might get a .pcap file containing a handshake.
wifite will automate the cracking process using
wifite has a default word list it uses but you can specify your own list using
wifite -dict /path/to/your/wordlist.txt. Cracking speed depends on your wordlist, compute power, and how secure the password is. In my experience most wireless passwords are terrible. With a tightly edited wordlist you have a good chance of getting the password. Have fun auditing!