The Top 10 Wifi Hacking Tools in Kali Linux

How to hack WiFi is second popular search after how to hack a Facebook. Most of the routers are not correctly configured and are susceptible to various kinds of attacks.

A lot of the router manufacturers and ISPs are still turning on WPS by default on their routers which makes the wireless security and penetration testing an even more important. Using the below Top 10 Wifi Hacking Tools you will be able to test your own wireless networks to find potential security issues.

1 Aircrack-ng

Aircrack is one of the very popular tools for WPA/WPA2/WEP cracking. The Aircrack-ng suite contains tools that help to capture packets and handshakes, de-authenticate connected clients and generate traffic and also tools to perform brute force and dictionary attacks. Aicrack-ng is an all-in-one suite that contains the following tools and many others:
– Aireplay-ng to generate traffic and client de-authentication

– Aircrack-ng for wireless password cracking

– Airbase-ng to configure fake access points

– Airodump-ng for packet capturing

If you wish to use this tool, make sure your Wifi card is capable of packet injection.

2 Reaver

Reaver is definitely second one in the top 10 Wifi hacking tools. Reaver is a very popular tool for hacking wireless networks. Reaver targets specifically the WPS vulnerabilities. The Reaver performs brute force attacks on WPS (Wifi Protected Setup) registrar PINs to recover the WPA2/WPS passphrase. Since there are many router manufacturers who turn on the ISPs by default, a lot of routers are vulnerable to this  attack out of the box.

3 Pixiewps

PixieWPS is a new tool included in Kali Linux. Pixiewps also targets a WPS vulnerability. PixieWPS is written in C and it is used to brute force WPS PINs offline and exploits the low or non-existing entropy of vulnerable access points. This is also called a pixie dust attack. PixieWPS needs a modified version of Wifite or Reaver to work with. Considering the recent growth of this tool, itstood 3rd in our list.

4 Wifite

Wifite is an automated tool and expects a very little work form the user. When start-up it asks a few parameters to work with and then it will  do all the hard work. Wifite attacks multiple wireless networks that use encryptions like with WEP/WPA/WPA2 and WPS. It captures the WPA handshakes, spoof your MAC address and safe the cracked passwords, automatically de-authenticate connected clients.

5 Wireshark

Wireshark is one of the top network security analyzing tools available online. Using Wireshark you can analyse a network to with a great detail and see what’s happening inside.

6 oclHashcat

oclHashcat is not a dedicated Wifi hacking tool and it also does  not come with  Kali Linux. But it can do brute force attacks and dictionary attacks on captured handshakes at a very high speeds  using the raw power of GPU. Comparing to other tools like Aircrack-ng suite, oclHashcat  is fast since it is using  a GPU instead of a CPU. An average GPU can do upto  50,000 combinations per second with oclHashcat.

7 Fern Wifi Cracker

Fern Wifi Cracker is a wireless security auditing and attack tool and it is written in Python. It is the first tool in this list to have a graphical user interface.

8 Wash

Wash is a tool to determine whether an access point has WPS enabled or not.

9 Crunch

Crunch is a great and easy to use tool for generating custom wordlists which can be used for dictionary attacks.

10 Macchanger

Last but not least in this top 10 Wifi Hacking Tools is Macchanger. Macchanger is a little utility which can be used to spoof your MAC address to a random MAC address or you can make up your own.

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