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Aircrack 101 - How to get the password of a WEP/WPA2 session captured in Wireshark

Prerequisites

  • sudo apt install aircrack-ng
  • Some wordlists/dictionaries. Kali Linux has already some of them.

WiFi handshakes 101

Introduction from @evilsocket’s Pwnagotchi: https://pwnagotchi.ai/intro/#wifi-handshakes-101

Dictionary-based attack

In order to test a PCAP with a given dictionary:

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aircrack-ng -w <wordlist> <wireshark_file>

You have several dictionaries and sample PCAPs extracted from a Kali distro here: https://github.com/pcotret/aircrack-101-material

Wireshark captures

https://wiki.wireshark.org/SampleCaptures One of them should work with a short dictionary. Find it 😉