With the WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) security flaw, it is really easy for anybody with a Linux computer with a wireless network card capable of packet injection and a lot of patience to crack a WPA or WPA2 passwords . WPS exists today in nearly every router and access point out there.
With REAVER, we are going to send a brute force attack on a WPS router with WPA or WPA2 and thus obtain the Wifi password in a 10 hours window depending on the router.
- A computer with a packet injection capable wireless network card or a USB wireless adapter
- A Live Linux Cd or USB Flash Drive (we will use Backtrack 5 R2 witch comes with the REAVER already installed)
- The REAVER utility (if you are not using Backtrack 5 R2)
- A WPA or WPA2 protected Wi-Fi setup with a WPS capable router
Now, let’s get…
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