In the last couple of weeks, a number of friends in my software engineering class where looking for the easiest way on How To Hack WiFi Passwords Using A Smartphone. Of course, most of us, have our phones with us all the time. So there comes a time when you really want to learn something or try it out there and then, but then, there isn’t any solution on how to go about it while using your mobile.
So in this guide, I have gathered some cool tips and tricks plus ideas on How To Hack WiFi Passwords Using A Smartphone from anywhere and everywhere. Disclaimer: Please note that I am not responsible for any damage caused to your device or for any security outcomes this may cause. This is only for study purposes.
Having that said, lets enjoy the other part of this guide. I am pretty sure by the end of this step by step tricks, you will have more than one option on how to hack WiFi passwords using a smartphone. Please note that some procedures in some steps will require you to root your device while on the other steps i have included, will only require you to install just a third party application from google play store.
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How To Hack WiFi Passwords Using A Smartphone
Here are the most used Android apps in most cases.
METHOD 1: Using Andriod Apps
NOTE: To have these apps running on your phone, its a must that you should it be rooted first.
#1 WPS connect
WPS Connect is one of the best wifi android hacking apps for android mobile. You can easily hack WPS secured wifi password from this Android app.
This app works with almost all routers, just download this app in your phone and search for wifi signal. You can also view saved wifi password from this Android app.
Note: This app only works with WPS security enabled wifi.
#2 Wifi Kill
The name itself kills it. Its absolutely one of my favourite wifi password hacking tool. You can kick out other devices from your connected wifi network with the help of this app. From using this app, you can also see what other users are browsing and downloading in your wifi network.
#3 Wifi Inspect
You need root permission for running this app on your phone. WiFinspect is a multi-tool intended for Computer Security professionals and other advanced users that wish to monitor the networks they own or have permission, i.e. the app is a security audit tool and not a hacking tool.
#4 ZAnti Penetration Testing Android Hacking Toolkit
zANTI is a mobile penetration testing toolkit for android mobile. You can check the vulnerabilities in your wifi network from this app on your phone. If you are an ethical hacker or IT professional then this is the must have for your android mobile. You can hack any wifi network with the help of this app.
Note: The developers of this app cannot be held responsible for how this app is being used. The app comes with no guarantees.
Zanti scans devices in your wifi network
#5 Fing Networks Tools
Fing is a professional App for network analysis. A simple and intuitive interface helps you evaluate security levels, detect intruders and resolve network issues.
Fing is a network analyser tool for android mobile. With the help of this app, you can find out how many users and devices are currently connected to your wifi network. You can also check every device mac address and his vendor name.
#6 Kali Linux on Android
Kali is one of the best Linux hacking OS used by Ethical Hackers and IT Professionals. But only a few Android mobile users know, you can install this OS in your android mobile. From installing Kali Linux on your phone, you get dozens of wifi hacking tools in your android mobile.
#7 Network Spoofer
Network Spoofer lets you change websites on other people’s computers from an Android phone. After downloading simply log onto a Wifi network, choose a spoof to use and press start.
This is a good network analysis tool and also a fast working tool available on Google store.
The arpspoof application is used to redirect the network traffic.
#10. Network Discovery
Network discovery is one of the easy and cool application. To use this App rooting of Android is not necessary. You may use this App for free.
METHOD 2: Hacking WPA2 WPS Routers
Step 1: Firstly, if your Android phone isn’t rooted, try to root it, and also make sure that such android phone has a Broadcom bcm4329 or bcm 4330 chipset unlike the Nexus 7, Galaxy S1/S2, Nexus 1, Htc Desire HD, etc. The presence of Cyanogen ROM on your device can be of use to make the bcmon app work through.
Step 2: Then download and install bcmon, it’s essential because it helps monitor mode on your Broadcom chipset that helps in the PIN Cracking.
Step 3: After installation, run the app and tap “monitor mode” option.
Step 4: Download and Install Reaver app which helps to crack the WPS Pin to retrieve the WPA2 passphrase.
Step 5: After installation of reaver app, launch it and do an on-screen confirmation, which is, confirming that you’re not using it for the illegal purpose, then tap the APN or access point you’d wish to crack and continue. Most times, you might need to verify monitor mode to proceed, and this would cause the bcmon to open again.
Step 6: Verify your settings and also make sure that you’ve checked the Automatic Advanced settings” box.
Step 7: Finally, start cracking process by tapping start attack, at this final stage, it can take 2-10hrs for the cracking of WPS to be successful.
METHOD 3: Hacking of WEP Routers
Step 1: Firstly, if your Android phone isn’t rooted, try to root it, and also make sure that such android phone has a Broadcom bcm4329 or bcm 4330 chipset unlike the Nexus 7, Galaxy S1/S2, Nuxus 1, Htc Desire HD, etc. The presence of Cyanogen ROM on your device can be of use to make the bcmon app work through.
Step 2: Then download and install bcmon, it’s essential because it helps monitor mode on your broadcom chipest that helps in the PIN Cracking.
Step 3: After installation, run the app and tap “monitor mode” option.
Step 4: Then tap the “Run bcmon terminal” option and type “airodump-ng” and Enter. Once the airodump loads finish, you would be directed to the prompt command in which you’re to type “airodump-ng wlan0” then tap the Enter button.
Step 5: In this stage, a Mac address would appear, in which you’re to jot down.
Step 6: Start scanning the channel by collecting information from the access point before attempting to crack the password, then type, “airodump-ng -cchannel#–bssidMAC address-w output ath0” and tap enter, then it would start scanning, try scanning till it reaches 20,000 – 30,000 packets.
Step 7: To finally crack the password, return to the terminal, but make sure you’ve reached the suitable number of packets, then type “aircrack-ng output*.cap” and tap enter at the terminal.
Step 8: Once the password is cracked successfully, you would receive a message alerting, ‘Key Found’ and would display the key in hexidecimal form. So when entering the key, make sure you eliminate the dots ‘.‘ or double dots ‘:‘, i.e if it displays 12:34:56:78:90, then enter 1234567890 as the code.
So, lets try out another step by step tutorial on How To Hack WiFi Passwords Using A Smartphone
First of all, it depends on what security the WiFi uses, weather it has WP enabled or not.
For WPS enabled WiFi, you just need a rooted phone, and one the apps i mention earlier in this article. All the apps are available in Google play store by doing a simple search.
By, using WPATESTER to hack a wifi password, there are the steps you will take.
Step 1: Select the WiFi, and click on the automatic pin, and it will show the password to you.
If it has a WEP/WPA security, you will need to install Kali Linux in it, go to play store, and download Linux deploy on your phone. Keep in mind that it must be a rooted phone.
Step 2: Now download any probable machine available on it.
Step 3: On Linux deploy and go to settings on it and click distribution Kali Linux, and click install. Wait for it to complete.
Step 4: Now, open your VM ( Virtual machine ), and write “local host” in the place of ip address, and in the port, write the port which you configured.
Step 5: You will have Kali Linux, just go to arickack-ng, and select the WPA WiFi, and wait for a successful handshake, you will see either the password directly, or in hex format, which you will need to decode later, same applies for WEP.
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Last Updated: 14th Nov 2017