Recover a Mac WIFI Password

October 19th, 2008 by admin in Apple, Password Info, Wireless

There are a couple of ways to get to this data, including simply using the Keychain Access utility, but probably the easiest way to get to this specific data is to go through Airport System Preferences. Go into the Airport control area of Mac OS X and you’ll find a list of all the different networks you’ve successfully joined in the past, including those with and without passwords.

Open up System Preferences –> Network –> Airport –> Configure…:

Pick the network you need and click on the little “EDIT” button and a new window pops up with specific information on this network:

Click on the “Show Password” checkbox, and ….

The password is shown in hex but dont worry it’ll still work when you paste it into your new WIFI profile if you choose to create one.

Doing the math for WPA cracking

October 13th, 2008 by admin in News, Password Info, Wireless

I’ll admit it:  Sometimes I’m lazy and sometimes I hedge my bets a little.  I didn’t have the time on Friday to look deeper into the real time requirements to hack a WPA password using Elcomsoft’s new tools.  I knew the time needed was considerable, but I didn’t realize exactly how long it’d take:  George Ou says it’d take 5793 years to crack a WPA password normally and even with a heftier computer than most of us will ever see, it’ll still take almost 6 years to break the key.  And Robert Graham backs him up, saying all it takes is lengthening your key by one character.

I’d overestimated how much of an impact this could make on the security of a wireless network.  I thought Elcomsoft might have come up with a viable attack against WPA, but in reality, this is just a marketing gimmick.  No one’s going to devote 5+ years of computing power to hack a wireless network; first of all the information will probably be obsolete in that time frame, second, no one’s going to keep the same wireless network equipment and passwords for five years.  At least I hope they won’t.

There are any number of easier, quicker ways to break into a network than trying to brute force the WPA passphrase, everything from social engineering to just breaking in and stealing the servers.  Cracking the WPA will probably become easier as time goes by, but for now WPA is still a viable way to secure your wireless.  Unless you’re doing something stupid like using dictionary words in your passphrase.


WIFI Cracking Using GPUs

October 10th, 2008 by admin in News, Password Info, Wireless

We all know cracking techniques through graphics cards speciifically CUDA based NVidia is on the rise. Now the programmers have set their sights on WIFI cracking. One group reportedly bored through WPA and WPA2 encryptions using a brute-force technique juiced with one of Nvidia’s latest graphics cards . The card supposedly made the “password recovery” process up to 10,000 percent faster than CPU-based cracking. (more…)

How to Crack WPA/WPA2

September 28th, 2008 by Dev Team in News, Password Info, Wireless


This tutorial walks you through cracking WPA/WPA2 networks which use pre-shared keys. I recommend you do some background reading to better understand what WPA/WPA2 is. The Wiki links page has a WPA/WPA2 section. he best document describing WPA is Wi-Fi Security – WEP, WPA and WPA2. This is the link to download the PDF directly. The WPA Packet Capture Explained tutorial is a companion to this tutorial.

Belkin Router/adsl2 modem password bypass

August 26th, 2008 by Dev Team in News, Password Info, Wireless

Html code to bypass the webinterface password protection of the Belkin wireless G router + adsl2 modem.Tested on model F5D7632-4V6 with upgraded firmware 6.01.08.

Free airport WiFi

August 22nd, 2008 by Dev Team in News, Wireless

Most solutions for getting around the captive portals used in $7 airport wireless services involve sniffing the network and spoofing authenticated MAC addresses. An old post from 2006 by Felix Geisendörfer who discovered that some of these proxy systems are set up to allow pictures through before payment.

How To Crack WEP and WPA

June 29th, 2008 by Dev Team in Password Info, Wireless
What else are you gonna do next Friday night? Play Counter Strike?
What else are you gonna do next Friday night? Play Counter Strike?


Default Router Passwords

June 24th, 2008 by Dev Team in Password Info, Wireless

This site has a lookup for most all routers default user/password

Router Passwords

June 12th, 2008 by Dev Team in Files, Wireless

Having trouble remembering the default password to the router you setup and never changed any settings to because “it worked so i left it alone”? Well here’s a continuously updated list of default passwords.

Thompson Routers’ Default WEP/WPA key

April 9th, 2008 by Dev Team in News, Password Info, Wireless

because this is continually updating
find the newest info here

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