hacking network access hacking a network with kali linux

Kali Linux is packed with a ton of software for testing security holes in your network. There are far too many to list here, but we’re so enamored with it that we decided to pick a few of our favorite tools and show how they work: Aircrack, Airbase, and ARPspoof. We’ll show you how to crack a Wi-Fi password with brute force techniques, create a fake router to trick machines into logging into it, and perform a man in the middle attack to eavesdrop on network communications. Remember: use these powers for good, not for evil. Knowing how to do these things can get you out of a jam or help you learn to secure your own network, but doing them to someone else is not something we recommend.

Crack a WPA Wi-Fi Password with Aircrack

Kali Linux comes with a whole suite of apps for cracking Wi-Fi networks, including Aircrack and Reaver—both of which we’ve mentioned before for cracking WEP and WPA passwords, respectively.

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However, WEP passwords aren’t that popular anymore (because they’re so easy to crack), and Reaver only works if a network has WPS enabled. So today, we’re going take another look at Aircrack and use it to to brute force our way into a WPA network (with the help of a password list).

Step One: Configure Your Wireless Card

First things first: disconnect from all wireless networks. Then open up terminal. In order to use Aircrack, you’ll need a wireless card that supports injections. Type this into the Terminal to make sure your card supports it:

airmon-ng

This lists all the wireless cards that support this crack. If you card doesn’t support injections, it won’t show up here. Yours is likely listed under interface as wlan0, but it may depend on your machine.

Next, type in:

airmon-ng start wlan0

Replace wlan0 with your card’s interface address. You should get a message back saying that monitor mode was enabled.

Step Two: Monitor Your Network

Next, you’re 

Kali Linux is packed with a ton of software for testing security holes in your network. There are far too many to list here, but we’re so enamored with it that we decided to pick a few of our favorite tools and show how they work: Aircrack, Airbase, and ARPspoof. We’ll show you how to crack a Wi-Fi password with brute force techniques, create a fake router to trick machines into logging into it, and perform a man in the middle attack to eavesdrop on network communications. Remember: use these powers for good, not for evil. Knowing how to do these things can get you out of a jam or help you learn to secure your own network, but doing them to someone else is not something we recommend.

Crack a WPA Wi-Fi Password with Aircrack

Kali Linux comes with a whole suite of apps for cracking Wi-Fi networks, including Aircrack and Reaver—both of which we’ve mentioned before for cracking WEP and WPA passwords, respectively.

How to Crack a Wi-Fi Network’s WEP Password with BackTrack

You already know that if you want to lock down your Wi-Fi network, you should opt for WPA…Read more

However, WEP passwords aren’t that popular anymore (because they’re so easy to crack), and Reaver only works if a network has WPS enabled. So today, we’re going take another look at Aircrack and use it to to brute force our way into a WPA network (with the help of a password list).

Step One: Configure Your Wireless Card

First things first: disconnect from all wireless networks. Then open up terminal. In order to use Aircrack, you’ll need a wireless card that supports injections. Type this into the Terminal to make sure your card supports it:

airmon-ng

This lists all the wireless cards that support this crack. If you card doesn’t support injections, it won’t show up here. Yours is likely listed under interface as wlan0, but it may depend on your machine.

Next, type in:

airmon-ng start wlan0

Replace wlan0 with your card’s interface address. You should get a message back saying that monitor mode was enabled.

Step Two: Monitor Your Network

Next, you’re