Wireless Hacking Tools

What is Wifiphisher?
Wifiphisher is a WiFi hacking tool that can execute speedy automated phishing attacks against Wireless/ WiFi networks with the intention of discovering user and password credentials.

The difference with this wireless tool (compared with the others) is that it launches a Social Engineering attack which is a completely different attack vector to take when attempting to breach WiFi networks.

Is Wifiphisher free?
Yes. This WiFi ‘cracking tool’, as it is often referred to – is completely free and available from GitHub.

Does Wifiphisher work on all Operating Systems, and what are the requirements?

  1. Kali Linux is the officially supported Linux distribo, but according to the developers GitHub page some users have been able to get the framework to work on other platforms. To be safe though we’d always recommend trying it either on Kali and almost certainly Linux since that is where you’ll get most support.
  2. You’ll also need a wireless network adapter that supports ‘Access Point’ (AP) mode; and your driver should also support netlink.
  3. Wireless network adapters are required that can be placed in ‘Monitor Mode’ and that are able to perform injection attacks.

What are the Typical Uses for Wifiphisher?
Wifiphisher can be used to a crack WiFi password. This tool takes the following steps: Wifiphisher deauthenticates the user from their legitimate AP. The framework then allows the user to authenticate to the Evil Twin AP that must be setup for the attack to be successful. Wifiphisher will then offer an HTML webpage to the user on a proxy that will notify them that an upgrade on the firmware has taken placed and will ask them to authenticate again. The wifi password is passed to the hacker while the user will continue browsing the web not knowing what happened.

How To Install Wifiphisher
This WiFi hacking tool should ship with Kali Linux, but if it doesn’t then you will need to take the following steps to install the software:

Step 1: apt -get update (good hygience to update your system pre-installation)

Step 2: cd Desktop (done to change to a directory where you can find the software afterward installation)

Step 3: git clone https://github.com/sophron/wifiphisher.git (clones the ‘repo’ from GitHub)

Step 4: cd wifiphisher (change to the newly installed directory))

Step 5: ls (list the items in the directory

Step 6: sudo phython setup.py install (install the python script, password might be required for non-Kali folks)

Step 7: wifiphisher(this will execute the software.)

Enjoy and use responsibly!

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