Sep 4, 2012

How To Hack a WPA2 Wireless Access Point

English: A Linksys wireless-G router.
 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It's been a while since I re-posted a Tech Chop video here. Well at least as an article. I always post the latest Tech Chop videos in the side bar here at Bauer-Power. This one I thought you would really like though as we are hacking wireless! Not just that, but this video shows you a relatively new way of gaining access to a wireless access point that is protected by WPA2 encryption! Nice right?

Most videos you see show you how to hack WEP encryption which has become so easy these days that if you have a wireless access point that is protected by WEP you might as well have an open network. A single attacker can crack WEP in under 10 minutes. WPA2 is a different story.

There is a relatively new tool called Reaver that changes things a bit though. The way it works is it brute-forces the WPS pin number for an access point. The WPS pin is an 8 digit number that allows non-tech savvy users to setup their wireless easier. The problem is that an 8 digit number isn't that complex and therefore can be brute-forced rather easily. Check out the latest Tech Chop which shows you how to use Reaver:

So what do you think? Are you going to try this out? Have you already used Reaver successfully? Let us know in the comments!

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