Cracking WPA2 passwords takes too long and not all access points have WPS enabled. For that, the easiest way to hack a WiFi password is by using social engineering techniques. One of the best social engineering tools to hack the password of the WiFi is Wifiphisher.
Wifiphisher is a security tool that mounts automated victim-customized phishing attacks against WiFi clients in order to capture credentials or infect the victims with malware. It is originally a social engineering attack that unlike other methods it does not include any brute forcing. Wifiphisher presents a very easy way of obtaining WPA/WPA2 protected secret passwords.
How does it work?
The tool works by creating a fake access point (AP) Wireless Internet in order to impersonate the original access point. Then it starts a denial of service attack on the original access point to disconnect clients from the access point. Once the clients disconnected they will automatically reconnect to the fake WiFi network, allowing it to intercept all traffic!
Wifiphisher will capture the traffic, and can automatically redirect victims to a phishing page that say update the firmware, “download and upgrade” and it is necessary to enter the WiFi password again. If the user enters the security key then the hacker will capture it!
Phishing is a form of social engineering attacks. Hackers use malicious websites to obtain personal information using trustworthy. When users respond with the requested information, attackers will capture credentials.
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