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Old 02-08-2009, 04:31 PM
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Can anyone recommend what kind of wireless card to get for my laptop that run the backtrack or Auditor Security Collection? email me at
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Old 02-14-2009, 01:47 PM
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Can anyone recommend what kind of wireless card to get for my laptop that run the backtrack or Auditor Security Collection? email me at
The list of supported devices for BacktTrack is located here.

I'm currently using a Hawking HWUG1 which uses the RT73 chipset - it works right out of the box with BackTrack 3 Final. So far, I've only setup my test AP with WEP to get familiar with the aircrack-ng suite; however, I was able to crack the password I created in less than 1 min. WPA will obviously take longer, but at least I know all the tools support my adapter without having to install updated drivers or patches.

This is another great article - very concise & easy to follow. Thanks again SNB!
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:42 AM
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Default .


Good article, if I'm getting no clients showing up at all when I know there is one connected whats the likely cause?

I have picked up all of the network info like the channel & Encryption type ect but clients always reads 0

I get the below info back from a iwconfig of my network card & if I'm getting as far as seeing the packet count going up and getting the channel info does that mean my card is working OK & is supported?

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g Nickname:""
Mode:Monitor Frequency:2.412 GHz Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr: off Fragment thr=2346 B
Encryption key: off
Power Management: off
Link Quality: 0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid: 0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries: 0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

Thanks for any help,

edit - I have the Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network card which doesn't seem to be in the above list - do I need to look at getting another network card?

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Old 05-11-2009, 08:50 PM
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Default wpa hacking

hello everyone.i am a newbie at this thought id never say it lol. anyways i put in a random password to my next door friends wpa network and got limited connection. it gave me the physical address and ip and subnet but i couldnt get it to give me a ip. so anyways if the user has access to 1 ip can more then one connect to it? dam wish there was a program just click and it hooks ya up lol . well any info i will aprechiate
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Old 02-17-2010, 02:45 PM
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Default Online WPA Password Cracker Available

After you capture a WPA/WPA2 handshake you can use the Question Defense Online WPA Password Cracker to run a dictionary attack against the capture. There is a fairly high success rate in cracking WPA/WPA2 passwords since most people use short passwords only reaching 8 characters in length as required by WPA.

If you are unfamiliar with how to capture WPA handshakes there are directions to do so here.
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:57 PM
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You can test your injection capabilites by using aireplay-ng -9 option by sending packets and waitng for ACKs back. %100 is what should be strived for
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:56 PM
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There's no sure fire bet that WPA/WPA2 can be cracked like this. It's only if the user who setup the target WiFi AP was stupid and set a very weak password. This is opposed to WEP that's crackable regardless of the complexity of the key.

This is why I fire:
head -c 32 /dev/random | sha256sum -b

in a linux console window, for my WPA2 keys.

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Old 07-20-2011, 06:54 PM
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Talking Cracking WPA/WPA2 is Jst DRAMA,


Cracking WPA is Jst DRAMA. . Part 1


Cracking WPA/WPA2 is highly IMPOSSIBLE.


lemme explain you , cracking WPA means jst capturing encrypted information and applying dictionary/wordlist. bt the key should be min 8 to 63 digits in length., so number of possible combinations of 8 digit lenngth password : 218,340,105,584,896 . Is it possible check all des words??

Cracking WPA is jst kind of DRAMA - part 2


in SOME VIDEOs , ppl are cracking within 1min. how is it POSSIBLE ?

Simple they write the actual PASSWORD in dictionay file( and the file contains very less words ) nd appply this word list ..

thats they show ' WE CRACKED WPA/WPA2 WITH IN 60 SECONDS' .

this is one kind of CH*ATING..

BIG D R A M A , Cracking WPA/WPA2 - part 3

For Suppose , your computer check da 500 keys/second ,

den it will take 218,340,105,584,896/500/60/60 = ??

it will take YEARS to crack the password.. So its better NOT to try..

NB : I am NOT abusing anyone , Jst telling da FACT.

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Old 07-29-2011, 08:14 PM
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Default "Cracking WPA/WPA2 is Jst DRAMA," urmm noo

techieguy your post is complete and utter bullsh*t..

1. yes there are (26+26+10)^8 theoretical combinations for a WPA/2 passphrase however the owner of the AP may not have been smart enough to change his passphrase to something like Iiss1337 which contains numbers, lower_alpha and upper_alpha and indeed something longer than 6 chars. it is far more likely, due to human tendencies, to choose a password someone can remember, eg a word with only letters in. which we can cover with a dictionary file!

if the dictionary attack fails we have to resort to brute force.

The if someone has bought a router from a specific ISP eg. sky (im from the uk) then the passphrase is guaranteed (if it hasnt been changed) to contain only upper_alpha characters. i am not sure about other ISPs but i think this is true for sky routers/APs. so the poss combinations is "only" 26^8 (in this specific example).

2. its always good when cracking to use a dictionary file first.... cheaper in terms of electricity and computational power... plus i would be kicking myself if i found out that the APs passphrase was "password" (in any dictionary file) after waiting hours by doing a brute force.

3. 500 k/s is very slow... i can usually achieve around 1000 k/s using my 4gb ram and 2ghz processor speed. p/s will get bigger and bigger the more ram and proc. speed you have.

It is poss to use this along with GPU cracking if you have a graphics card (Nvida, Radeon etc) using a program called pyrit. ive seen people achieve speeds of well over 20,000 p/s and you can speed this up further by using cowpatty which uses procomputed hashes of all the passphrases in a list (could be every poss combination) based on a specific APs BSSID/ESID. This reduces the time to hours

also you can pay to have the handshake cracked online (few hours ~$20 last time i checked)

aircrack-ng suite, cowpatty, pyrit, proper penetration-testers and hackers
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:33 AM
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Default Try

I have just discovered new online WPA cracking service -
Amazing true success rate - 20%!
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