Hello, geeks! If you are into hacking and cybersecurity then you must have tried to hack your neighbour’s or your own WiFi network at least once. Some of us succeed in doing that, some of us fail. If you are the later one then don’t worry because in this post we have compiled some of the best and working methods of Hacking Wifi in 2018 Using your Android Phone.
You will find dozens of apps, software, and tools on the Internet which claim to hack Wifi Networks in seconds. But let me tell you the truth, most of these apps and tools are merely pranks. Some of them don’t even work.
How to Hack WiFi Password on Android [No Root]
Hacking a Wifi is not really hard. All you need is the right tool, right guidance, and a working method. We will provide you all three in this post. So, without any further ado let’s get started!
Things that you will need
- An Android Phone with good Processor and RAM.
- Root your phone (Recommended, although not necessary).
- Good Wifi network strength.
- Few applications that we are going to mention below.
- A Personal Computer (if you want to hack WPA Secured Wifi Networks).
And that’s it! With these tools, it is going to be a cakewalk for you to hack into any WPS Secured Wifi Network.
Note: All the methods provided below are for educational purpose only. You must know how to hack a Wifi in order to protect yourself from others and take necessary measures. We don’t support or promote cracking or any other illegal activities.
Start Hacking Wifi With Android Phones
Now, you must be geared up for hacking your first Wifi network. But here is a bad news. It is not possible to crack WPA/WPA2 Secured Wifi Networks using Android Phones. If there is an Android app which claims that it can hack WPA Secured Wifi Networks then mark my words it’s fake!
The reason behind this is that in order to hack WPA Secured Networks you need to enter the Monitor Mode. Monitor mode gives you information about all the traffic that is going through a network. It also tells about how many devices are connected to that network.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to have monitor mode on your Android Device due to hardware limitations (some researchers have accomplished this but that is out of the scope of this article). If you want to hack into a WPS Secured Wifi Network given below are some of the apps that can help you accomplish that.
Hack Wifi Network Using WPS Connect
WPS Connect is one of the popular apps used for hacking Wifi Networks on Android Phones. The WPS app first scans for all the Wifi Networks around you. Then it shows the WPA/WPA2-PSK Secured Networks (with WPS Disabled) in red as they can’t be hacked. If it detects any WPS Enabled Network you can simply click on it and all the information related to that network will be in front of you.
WPS Connect contains default PINs of popular routers. It also has some PIN computation algorithms which can identify the PIN of a Wifi Router. Let’s have a look at how you can use this app to hack a WPS Secured Network.
Step 1: Launch the WPS Connect App and click on the Scan Button.
Step 2: The app will start scanning the neighboring Wifi Networks. After scanning it will show you all the Wifi Networks present near you.
Step 3: Simply click on the WiFi Network you want to hack into and it will show you a list of all the possible PINs that WiFi Router can have.
Step 4: Select the first PIN and click on ‘Try’. Wait for the app to complete the process. It might take a while.
Step 5: Keep trying different PINs until it matches. If you are lucky and the PIN you selected matches with the WiFi Router then the app will provide you with the Wifi network name and password. You can use this to connect to the WiFi network.
Hack Wifi Network Using Wibr+
This is another app that you can use on your Android Phone to hack into WPS Secured Wifi Network. This app can even hack into poorly secured WPA/WPA2-PSK but it is highly based on luck. Wibr+ uses Brute Force Method to hack into the Wifi Network. You can even add your own custom dictionary if you like. Let’s look at how you can use the Wibr+ App to hack into a WiFi Network.
Step 1: Download and install the Wibr+ app from the official website.
Step 2: Launch the app and select the Wifi Network you want to hack.
Step 3: Then you will get the option to select the type of hack you want to execute. You can choose either Brute force or dictionary attack. If you want to execute the dictionary attack you will need to add your own custom dictionary. Remember, the minimum length for a Wifi Password is 8 characters. Any passphrase below 8 characters will be ignored in the process.
Step 4: Start the hacking process. It might take a long time depending on the dictionary you provided, your processor speed etc. So, be patient.
Step 5: Once the attack completes, check if you got the match or not.
So, that was another way of hacking a Wifi Network using your Android Device. Let’s look at some methods by using which you can hack a WPA/WPA2-PSK Network. In order to hack a WPA/WPA2-PSK Network, you will need a PC.
How to hack Wifi Using PC
Till now you have understood that it is not possible to hack a WPA/WPA2-PSK Secured Network using your mobile phone. So, what to do if you want to hack a WPA/WPA2 Secured Network? Well, you have to use your Laptop/PC. Let’s look at the things that you will need to hack a WPA/WPA2 Secured Network using your Laptop/PC.
Things that you will need
- A Laptop or a PC with a wireless network adapter.
- Any Linux Distro installed in your Laptop/PC (preferably Kali Linux).
- Good network strength.
You can even hack Wifi using Windows PC. But its just going to be the GUI Version of what we are going to show you here. So, it will be easy for you to replicate our methods.
Using Fluxion – The Evil Twin Attack
This is a really creative method of hacking a WiFi Network. In this method, you will make the owner of the website themselves give you the password of their WiFi Router. Interesting, isn’t it? Let’s see how this method works.
So, the Evil Twin Attack involves creating a fake Access Point (AP) with the same SSID of the network that you want to hack. Now, we jam the real Access Point and provide the owner of the WiFi Router the fake AP. As the real AP is jammed he/she doesn’t have any other options than to choose the fake AP. As soon as he/she enters the WiFi Passphrase to connect to the fake AP the passphrase is sent to us. And that’s it! Now we have the passphrase of the WiFi Network that we want to hack.
So, how to execute this method? Let’s find out.
Execute the Evil Twin Attack
In this method, we are using a Laptop so we don’t need a Wireless Network Adapter (you might want to use it to get much better network strength).
Step 1: Turn on your laptop with Linux Distro installed in it. Open the terminal and enter ‘git clone https://github.com/FluxionNetwork/fluxion’ without quotes and press enter.
Step 2: Now type ‘cd fluxion’ and then ‘sudo ./fluxion’ this will launch the Fluxion tool.
Step 3: If it doesn’t launch the Fluxion tool this means that you will have to install some dependencies. Type ‘sudo ./fluxion.sh -i’ to install the remaining dependencies. After that, launch the Fluxion tool again by entering ‘sudo ./fluxion’. If you still get remaining dependencies error then install the dependencies manually.
Step 4: Now select the language.
Step 5: The first thing that we want to do is capture a handshake. So, choose the 2nd option (Handshake Snooper).
Step 6: Select your Wireless Network Adapter and then select All Channels (2.4ghz).
Step 7: A window will open which will scan for all the nearby WiFi Networks. Press ctrl+c when the scanning is done. After that, choose the WiFi Network that you want to hack by entering the corresponding number.
Step 8: Select your Wireless Network Adapter again. After that, choose the 3rd option (mdk3 authentication). Now, choose the 2nd option (aircrack-ng verification).
Step 9: Now, choose the 1st option (Every 30 seconds) and then choose the 2nd option (Synchronously). The tool will now try to capture a handshake. Leave it for some time as it may take a while.
Step 10: If the tool successfully captures a handshake you will see the ‘Handshake Snooper Attack Completed’ message as shown in the picture.
Step 12: Now, after capturing handshake it’s time to proceed with our attack. Close all the windows except the terminal and choose option 1 (Select Another Attack).
Step 12: This time, choose the 1st option (Captive Portal). Now, you will see the message ‘Fluxion is targetting the access point above’ as shown below. Enter ‘Y’ to continue.
Step 12: Now, choose the 1st option (Rogue AP) and then select the 1st option (Use hash found).
Step 13: Choose the 2nd option (aircrack-ng verification). Then choose the 1st option (Create an SSL Certificate). After that, choose the option 1 (disconnected).
Step 14: Now, choose the type of router that you want to hack. You can also choose the language in which you want to create a portal where the victim will enter the passphrase.
Step 15: The Fluxion AP Jammer service will start. Now, the victim will be disconnected from the original AP and a fake AP will be presented to him/her. As soon as he connects to the fake AP and tries to access a webpage he/she will be presented with a sign in page. As soon as he/she enters the passphrase in the sign in page it will be verified and if the right passphrase is entered it will be saved in a file in your system.
Step 16: That’s it! You have successfully hacked your first WiFi Network.
How to protect your own Wifi from being hacked
By looking at the methods provided above you can definitely understand how easy it has become for hackers to hack your Wifi. Hackers can hack into your WiFi and can do illegal stuff online. Trust me, you don’t want that to happen. That’s why it is really important for you to protect your WiFi from being hacked. We have mentioned some of the security measures that you should take in order to protect yourself from being hacked.
- Create a strong SSID Pre-shared-key: Even adding a single digit more to the preshared key will make it way tougher for hackers to brute force their way into your WiFi Network. That’s why it is highly advised to have long passwords having a mixture of capital letters, symbols and numbers. The more random the password the harder it’s going for hackers to crack it.
- Say goodbye to WEP Security: If you are still using old routers that have WEP Encryption then let me tell you that it’s similar to telling your WiFi password to the hacker yourself. WEP is outdated, it’s like an open door that anybody can enter. I will highly advise you to get a WPA/WPA2-PSK protected WiFi Router.
- Turn off your WPS Mode – We have already shown you how you can hack routers with WPS enabled. So, it’s highly advisable to turn off WPS Mode.
- Change the Router Login password: You can open your admin dashboard by entering your Router’s IP address in the browser and then entering the login username and password. The default username and password is publicly available to anyone given your router’s model. That’s why I will advise you to change the default username and passwords.
So, that’s it for this detailed post on how to hack WiFi Using your Android Phone and PC. I hope you found this post helpful. As I have mentioned above hacking a WiFi Network without owner’s permission is illegal we don’t take any responsibilities of what you are going to do with the knowledge provided here. This content is for educational purpose only.
Hacking can be fun but only if done in the right manner. Hacking into your own WiFi Network will tell you how you can improve your own network’s security. Stay tuned for more such tech-related articles. Thanks for reading.