About: WEP WiFi security has been debunked for years but thankfully for us there are still people who have never switched to the more secure WPA2 protocol. These are either older businesses who never invested in updating their security or have older equipment which is not compatible with the WPA2 security protocol. You will see how unsecured the WEP protocol is and how quickly it can be cracked. The Raspberry Pi I will be using is overclocked to 900 MHz so it will speed up the cracking process a little bit. I plan on writing a separate article on how the different overclock settings and how they compare.
Objective: To demonstrate how insecure the WEP security protocol is and how easily it can be cracked.
Material: You will need the following:
- Raspberry Pi (I have PwnPi 3.0 running on mine, but this can be done using Raspbian)
- USB WiFi Adapter – I use the Panda USB WiFi adapter
- aircrack-ng suite
Instructions: In this tutorial I will be cracking my own WiFi router. I have set it up to WEP protocol and have a few phones connected to my network. If you will be doing this you will need to make sure that there is something connected to your network so that there is information being passed back and forth. We will be monitoring all the data and storing it to a file which we will be cracking afterwards. The more data we collect the better our success rate will be. I will also show you how to speed this process up by requesting data from the WiFi router without connecting to it. Continue Reading