How to Crack Wi-Fi WPA and WPA2 PSK Passwords

The wireless networks are being deployed extensively these days. Both home and office wired networks are now being upgraded to Wi-Fi zones so that many users can connect simultaneously in a wire free environment. With comfort your security is being compromised. The WiFi networks makes use of wireless encryption like WEP, WPA, WPA 2 PSK etc. All these encryption algorithms provides security to IEEE 802.11 wireless networks.

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Though WEP algorithm was introduced to provide privacy equivalent to wired networks its the most un secure and easily susceptible algorithm. The Wifi networks secured using WEP can be cracked within minutes with readily available software or hardware. Check this hardware for an example. That explains how insecure WEP algorithm is. Then came the WPA and WPA 2  that promised a secure connection via a stronger algoritm. Though these 2 algoritms are recommended it is still susceptible via software.

Wireless Security Auditor from Elcomsoft is a premium software that can crack WiFi WAP/WPA2 PSK passwords, intercept data packets and locate wireless networks. This app makes use of dictionary attack by searching lists of dictionary words and common phrases that can be found on the internet. Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor is undetectable by the Wi-Fi network being probed and WPA/WPA2-PSK passwords can be retrieved  in plain text.

In order to speed up password recovery/ discovery Wireless Security Auditor harness the power of GPU. This app supports graphics cards like NVIDIA  like GeForce and ATI video cards such as Radeon HD 4800 and 5000 series.

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Features of Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor:

  1. Determine how secure your wireless network is
  2. Built-in wireless network sniffer
  3. Test the strength of WPA/WPA2-PSK passwords protecting your wireless network
  4. Save time with patent-pending GPU acceleration technology when one or more compatible NVIDIA or ATI video cards are present
  5. Hardware acceleration on Tableau TACC1441 hardware
  6. Run advanced dictionary attacks with highly configurable variations
  7. Perform attacks from inside or outside of your network

Steps to crack Wi-Fi WPA and WPA2 PSK passwords:

1) Download and install Wireless Security Auditor. Launch the app.

Wireless Security Auditor

 

2) Go to File and from the drop down menu select ‘Add WPAPSK Hash Manually’.

 

Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor File

3) Now in the new window enter the WiFi networks SSID (name) or broadcast ID and hit OK.

Wireless Security Auditor SSID

4) Now the Security Auditor will do a dictionary match search till the password is found.

Wireless Security Auditor WPA WPA2

Comments

  1. coool..
    am expecting more articles like this frm u…

  2. thanks man,,,,,,,,,really good

    • This program sucks, it takes ages and u dont even know if it will find any passwords. There are way better programs which take seconds to hack the password.

  3. But i couldnot hack any password by this software.Please tell me how can i break wpa2psk by means of this software.

    • ZheKilpoy says:

      First of all, you need to be sure it is a word from the dictionary.

      If it’s not, your screwed.

      If there was something else I could tell you, I would.

      Um… try aircrack-ng?

  4. gerizekalı.o kadar basit mi bu işlem.Hash kodunu girmeden ve doğru wordlisti yüklemeden şifre bulunmaz.

  5. i need the software

  6. mne download?
    nk thu password org laen macm mnew

  7. it just a scam i can’t check the password

  8. Cupertino says:

    1 this isn’t cracking wpa
    2 not detected? Are you high?

  9. i get a invalid hash string error.. can any1 help me

  10. kitykityliklik says:

    you have to start an attack on top

  11. Dr. Bibo says:

    Thanks for try, but it dose not work with any wireless modem, Auditor has another CD live, about 600 MB but unfortunally dosenot work either also on booting from CD, have a solution, details upon your contact.

  12. plz send me wep wirless password hacking softeware .

  13. hi keep forwarding me new articles and downloads for cracking and hacking

  14. i get invalid hash string error as well.what’s wrong there?

  15. wow i saw you article quite interesting. i wish i was in your place . am just a science type(study nuclear physics) but i have more interest in softwares. please i will like that you send to me powerful software that i can use to hark my neighbors wireless network. sure you are a hero.

  16. I don’t think this app can found any key! Except the key using is in the dictionary. Means someone who is using the key that not inside the dictionary, then you should keep searching until end of the world..

  17. Thanks dude.

    • this method is quite reliable if we are using English as password. However, if we are using local dialect dictionary attacked would then be useless. :-)

  18. sureshkumar.m says:

    if iam open my laptop means i will show in my open network and sharing system Metro_BL kapak-9346020080 wifi connection there . if iam connect that password ask how to hack that password help me

  19. Thx Good Job <3 ^_~

  20. Rana Asad Ali says:

    Nice i like it……. soooooooo nice thanx…..

  21. flakefrost says:

    “pycracker” sounds nice… it’s a GUI version of aircrack-ng

  22. very nice tools thanks very mutch sir

  23. Better use blacktrack for this kind of hacking it’s much more easy to do.
    Windows 8 beta will we be able to do such a things in new os of microsoft ?

  24. Black track for this ftw !!!

  25. can you send me this link wifi hack

  26. Is there any way to prevent neighbors’ wifi signals from trespassing my property?

    You may think i’m weird, but i’m sure that radiowaves, electrowaves, etc are affecting our health negatively. When we bought our last house, we made a lot of effort and spend extra money to make sure it is quite distant from power tower, phone tower, tv tower, etc. We don’t have tv or radio at home, use electronics only when necessary.
    However, last month several of our neighbors started to use wifi (apparently the provider is giving offers), thus polluting our property. I’ve asked them to reduce the signal strength, they said yes, but did nothing.
    Hacking their account and annoying them by forced log off are illegal, too time consuming, and exposing my health even more.
    So, is there any way to prevent these wifi signal from trespassing my property?

    Thanks

    • Loooooooooooooooooooooool…
      Please relocate to antarctica or africa. Im sure no wifi in both places and the property is very cheap.

      • Your daddy,
        for your first line: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/732024
        for your next line:
        Obviously you’ve never been there.
        Relocating to those places will cost most people their fortune, so much that they won’t be able to send their next generation to good medical schools. It’s far from cheap for me (in the long run).
        As for wifi, after what had happened to my properties, i can never be so arrogantly sure. Ignorance is a bliss indeed, for you.

  27. Syerif Syah says:

    it’s fake software,just it show error when done running…i hate this and website!

  28. plz send me the software on my email id plz plz plz on yashvantkeshwala@yahoo.com plz it will be a favour on me

  29. So you can crack wpa using only the ssid? without capturing any info?

  30. papanestoras says:

    please sent to me this software i like that. thank you very match.
    my email is papanestoras@hotmail.gr

  31. mohamed alzubair.s says:

    plz send software my id

  32. how can i get the hash?????????

  33. many times i tried but it cant found the password,, maybe they are using local words or using other language,, how to find password even what language or anything they use but still can be trace,,,, pls. help me.

  34. Just download from thepiratebay.org

  35. people help me please I dont know how 2 hack what program i need to dowload?? thakx

  36. DADIBEL85 says:

    Ty; you r my HERO , I wander you send more link’s like that; e-mail/dadibel@live.fr

  37. where is the software download link

  38. I prefer BackTrack 5 :)

  39. Try http://gpuhash.com, upload them your handshake and they will do the rest. Success rate is amazing – over 20% of networks!

  40. Basharat Rafique says:

    Very Nice

  41. flakefrost says:

    backtrack :)

  42. pl
    plz send this file to my E-mail