This scenario will teach you how to put a wireless adapter into monitor mode, capture and interpret traffic, and crack a WPA2 handshake.
The basic environment is set up and ready to go, but you'll need to follow the steps to get it working. You will even need to install the required packages to get a feel for what it would be like doing it on your own computer.
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In this course, I tried to show you how to put a wireless device into monitor mode, capture nearby wifi traffic, crack WPA handshakes and analyse wifi packet captures. I hope you learned something.
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Understanding Monitor Mode
In this training, your course notes are on the left, and your terminal, where you can type commands is on the right. You'll see some commands listed in the training material, if you click on the
Explore The Environment
The environment has a (virtual) wifi card already plugged in. You can see all network interfaces by running
ip link show.
There you will see
wlan0 listed as an adapter.
Alternativley, you can run
iw dev to just list wireless network interfaces.
Since we're going to be doing some wifi hacking, we'll need the
aircrack-ng suite. You can install this by running
apt-get install -y aircrack-ng. You'll need to do this to progress to the next step.
Make sure you've installed
aircrack-ng to progress to the next step.