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Cracking Wireless Passwords

First of all, grab yourself Backtrack Linux. This is a Linux distro tuned for security testing. It is also popular with black hats, but is very well used by network security professionals.

I recommend using a Live DVD image on a laptop with WiFi.

Cracking WEP (Lifehacker)

Cracking WPA (Lifehacker)

This requires the router to have WPS’ PIN enabled, which many tech-savvy users are disabling. I can promise there are still many routers with this enabled. On my block, there are 12.

NOTE: Don’t do this to networks you are not authorized to access and/or test. I do not take any responsibility for any legal ramifications.

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