Friday, April 06, 2012

3 Common Automated Tools with GUI Used for Wireless Cracking / Pentesting

1. wifite

wifite is a mass WEP/WPA WiFi Cracker that is coded in python which makes cracking WIFI passwords and security easier, it uses the aircrack-ng suite. It can be executed by using the command line python or ./ To see a list of command lines with detailed information for the script, you can just type in the terminal ./ –help or python –help. What makes this tool easier is that it also has a GUI mode which runs by default after executing the script if it has a python-tk module. You can download the python script here.

2. Fern WIFI Cracker

Fern Wifi Cracker is another GUI for easier wireless penetration testing which uses the aircrack-ng suite of tools. It is coded in python and uses python-qt4. Very similar to wifite because you need macchanger, xterm, and aircrack-ng as its prerequisites. But uses  python-qt4 instead of python-tk for the GUI. You can download this project here.

3. Gerix Wifi Cracker

Gerix Wifi Cracker a simple graphical user interface just like wifite and Fern Wifi Cracker. It is a project made by Tiger Security and has been one of the tools added in BackTrack Linux since the BackTrack 4 Pre-Final if I'm not mistaken. It's also coded in python and you surely need qt (v.3) for this. You can download it here or if you are using BackTrack, you should be able to find this tool in /usr/share/gerix-wifi-cracker-ng.

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