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02-16-2009, 07:33 PM
I already made a thread about piggybacking but I though it would be useful to have a more general thread.
I was wondering if there is a better way of cracking WPAs than brute forcing.
02-17-2009, 01:47 AM
lucky for me my neighbour has wep so ive never tried cracking wpa. although a friend of mine has, and he told me bruteforcing is the easiest. He told me it is much harder then wep although there were 7 people on the network he was cracking which made it alot easier.
I am interesting in learning how to crack wpa as i imagine one day it could come in handy so if anyone has any easier ways i would be interested
02-17-2009, 03:50 AM
coWPAtty is your best bet.
Someone's compiled a rainbow tables (Well, it's not technically a rainbow table) for bruting WPA efficiently... I don't remember who did.. Shmoo, maybe? I'm too busy to Google.
02-17-2009, 04:15 AM
Because WPA doesn't require the key to be in hex or of a very specific length many people make their key plain text.
Having a good dictionary is key and can save you hours.
Actually WPA can be a lot easier than WEP in some ways. Thanks to deauth attacks apparently you only need to knock a current user off the network and save the traffic that occurs when they reconnect. You can attack that traffic at your leisure with a dictionary, not needing to stay at the scene and sniff packets.
I've never tried this though.
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