WEP Cracking - Is it easily done?

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  1. Chabaz

    Chabaz OT Supporter

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    I just moved into my apartment; and I don't want to pay for high speed internet. I have a wireless pci adapter 802.11g - and there are a couple of networks around my home.

    But the thing is - they are all either encrypted with either WEP or WPA security. Now I know it's very possible to crack WEP - and I heard it wasn't that hard; but wasn't a walk in the park either.

    I was searching around on google; and I didn't understand much of what I should do.

    Does anyone know an easy way to break into/ find the keys for a WEP encrypted network? It can't be that hard - can it?

    Thanks
     
  2. lazyjk

    lazyjk Uncle Sam wants you for the NEW Freedom Fighters!!

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    I can't think of an easier way than the normal one of collecting packets

    :dunno:

    Try guessing some obvious ones, if not you are going to have to do it the normal way
     
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    Not to be a prick but people put wep on for a reason. How would you feel if someone started stealing your electricity from your house? If you want internet bad enough, pay for it yourself.
     
  4. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    I believe in the USA it's illegal to break the encryption on the wireless protocol. I also believe in the USA it's also illegal to listen in onto frequencies that are being transmitted on unless you have been given permission.

    That is from what I remember from my security & ethics laws when we compared Canada VS USA. We are allowed devices to wiretap/bug rooms legaly, but can't have lockpicks imported. Cross the 49th Parallel south with this stuff, you're going straight to jail.

    :lockd: since it falls into hacking... read the rules noobert, and buy a fucking avatar too.
     
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    WEP is easily cracked in a few minutes. WPA is not. WEP is cracked based upon weaknesses in the protocol/algorithm. Google can explain it in detail, and provide you with a utility for doing the sniffing/cracking.
     
  6. Chabaz

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    Ettercap?
     
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    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    :mamoru: :nono:

    Check your laws.

    ktkxbye
     
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    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    not helping
     
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    look for a program called Air Sniffer

    if u got a linux box it would be easier
     
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    Watched the video...but what they do requires Linux...and i really don't want to go through all of that hassle. Thanks anyways.

    But I know there is a way with either aircrack or something of the like - that will crack WEP generally the same way but on Windows and not Linux.
     
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    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    you suck

    "oh, i want to break into my neighbor's network because i'm cheap. but i don't want to learn how to do it - just use some utility that was written for me, but i don't want to know how to run it except on windows"

    die
     
  14. Chabaz

    Chabaz OT Supporter

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    I want to learn how...just on windows - I'll do whatever it takes - utility or no utility; I just don't want to use linux.
     
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    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    you'll do whatever it takes to learn how to use a windows utility

    go you
     
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    But they use a Live CD of Linux that has the tools they were using build in.
    They even mention which LiveCD they used. Plus there is the fact that if you searched hard enough with Google you can find the Tom'sHardware article they also talk about which can give you links to said LiveCD plus more details about what they did that they didn't cover fully in the video.


    Oh I'm sorry, you must be the kind of person who is a lazy SOB and just wants a Windows program that will be a one click and it does all of the work for you.
     
  17. dorkultra

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    have fun cracking the wep and then not being able to get on because they have mac address filtering.
     
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    dont be a douche.
     
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    wow.. You want to be able to steal wireless internet but want to put no effort in?

    Go /yourself
     
  20. skelm

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    huh? Really isn't THAT hard
     
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    What wireless card are you using?
     
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    In my area verizon has DSL starting at $14.95 a month.

    Before stealing someone elses connection, you should check out the alternatives and see if any cheap plans are available where you live.
     
  23. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i figure the lazy ass wouldn't be able to do it because he wants a simple windows one click solution to get onto someone's network.

    with mac address filtering you can bypass it by assigning yourself your own ip address on the network. at least thats what i've been told. etherreal should help you find the info on the network. i haven't done that since my networking class 3 semesters ago
     
  24. skelm

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    Why even help this guy?

    It's obvious that he won't try and learn anything or put the effort in....

    To the posters of help though I do apreachiate your efforts for helping other people... I couldn't justify helping the original poster though...
     
  25. D1G1T4L

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    how do u bypass mac filtering and why isnt this locked yet
     
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