WiFi Hacking: Fast Shoot WPS With Wifite

WiFi Hacking: WPS Breaking With Wifite

Welcome back, Visitor. Remember our last post? We were attacking a WPS protected WiFi with the tools pixiewps and reaver. It was fast, but you had to do a lot of copy and paste during that attack. Well, here’s a even faster way: We will use Reaver alone to shot ALL WPS enabled (and attackable) WiFi in your range!

Wifite: Automatically Hack A WiFi

Our experiment is simple and straight forward: Move in position. Make sure you are close to the Access Points you want to hack. In our WiFi Hacking experiment we had 25 AP’s in a range. I wasn’t patient. Whenever i saw “WPS Transaction Failure”, i was giving it a break (hit CTRL-C) and “c”continued to the next WPS Wifi. That way i scanned like 25 WiFis in about five Minutes!

By the way: Wifite is popular. It even made it’s way into the New York Times: Wifite in NYT

The syntax is:

wifite --all --pixie

Then you just have to sit and wait. Or hit CTRL-C is you are impatient like me.

Some WPS WiFi’s are not attackable

You will encounter WPS protected WiFi’s which are not vulnerable to WPS Pixie/Wifite. You can identify these easily, here is an sample for our WiFi Hacking:

   [0:00:00] initializing WPS Pixie attack on ANN-WLAN (A0:E4:CB:XX:XX:XX)
   [0:00:04] WPS Pixie attack:  attempting to crack and fetch psk...
   [0:00:05] WPS Pixie attack failed - WPS pin not found

These ones are immune to this attack. I will show in a later article how to attack that type of WPS protected WiFi as well. By the way: If you want to stay up-to-date, subscribe my Newsletter:

WiFi Hacking: Wifite Successful

Finally, Wifite will find WPS protected WiFi’s which are attackable. Here’s a sample:

 [0:00:00] initializing WPS Pixie attack on KDG-XXXX (5C:35:3B:XX:XX:XX)
 [0:00:02] WPS Pixie attack:  attempting to crack and fetch psk...
 [0:00:05] WPS Pixie attack: 

   [+] PIN found:     47385580
   [+] WPA key found: XufYmsf9YCEs

Hacked in 5 Seconds! And wow. That was a complicated PSK. But the AP’s Pin was attackable by PixieWPS.

Hard Targets

Some WPS protected WiFi’s you cannot hack. For several reasons:

  • The Access Point has some WPS protection system:
    • WPS will be locked after X tries with failed PIN (reseting only with a reboot of AP)
    • WPS will be locked after X tries with failed PIN (resets after X minutes for new tries)
    • WPS is disabled in Access Point

Urgent: For hacking AP’s most efficient, you need the right equipment. Check out our Hardware Page for the very best WiFi Hacking Adapters and Devices:

WiFi Adapters & Devices for Hacking

Tool Links:
Reaver
PixieWPS
Wash
Wifite

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