How to Hack Wi-Fi Passwords on Mac with a Sniffing Tool
If you want to access a Wi-Fi network that is password-protected, you need to know the network password or key. However, there are some tools that can help you hack Wi-Fi passwords on Mac by sniffing the network traffic and capturing the encryption keys.
One of these tools is Aircrack-ng, which is a popular wireless password cracking tool that can be used for 802.11a/b/g WEP and WPA cracking[^1^]. Aircrack-ng uses the best algorithms to recover wireless passwords by capturing packets. Once enough packets have been gathered, it tries to crack the password using a standard FMS attack with some optimizations[^2^].
To use Aircrack-ng on Mac, you need to follow these steps:
Identify the target access point: name (= BSSID), MAC address (= SSID) and channel (~ radio frequency).
Sniff the channel in monitor mode to retrieve: a beacon (easy) and a handshake (= four-way handshake), or some frames of it (hard). You may need to use a deauth attack to force a reconnection of a client and capture the handshake[^3^].
Crack the password using the dump file with Aircrack-ng. You may need to use a wordlist or a dictionary attack to speed up the process.
By using this method, you may be able to hack Wi-Fi passwords on Mac with a sniffing tool. However, this is not a guaranteed or ethical way of accessing wireless networks. You should only use this tool for educational purposes or with permission from the network owner.
How to Use Aircrack-ng on Mac
To use Aircrack-ng on Mac, you need to install it first. You can either download the source code from the homepage[^4^] and compile it yourself, or use a package manager like Homebrew or MacPorts to install the pre-compiled binaries. For example, with Homebrew, you can run the following command in a terminal:
brew install aircrack-ng
Once you have installed Aircrack-ng, you need to put your wireless card into monitor mode. This will allow you to capture all the packets on a specific channel. You can use the airmon-ng tool to do this. For example, if your wireless card is en0, you can run the following command:
sudo airmon-ng start en0
This will create a new interface called en0mon that is in monitor mode. You can verify this by running ifconfig and looking for the en0mon entry.
Next, you need to find the target network that you want to hack. You can use the airodump-ng tool to scan for available networks and their details. For example, you can run the following command:
sudo airodump-ng en0mon
This will show you a list of networks with their BSSID (MAC address), ESSID (name), channel, encryption type, signal strength and number of clients. You need to note down the BSSID and channel of the network that you want to hack.
Then, you need to capture the handshake between the access point and a client. The handshake is a four-way exchange of cryptographic keys that establishes a secure connection. You can use the airodump-ng tool again to capture the handshake, but this time with some additional options. For example, if the target network has a BSSID of 00:11:22:33:44:55 and is on channel 6, you can run the following command:
This will start capturing packets on channel 6 from the target network and save them to a file called dump.cap. You need to wait until you see a message saying [ WPA handshake: 00:11:22:33:44:55 ], which means that you have captured the handshake successfully.
If there are no clients connected to the network or if they are not active, you may need to force a reconnection by sending a deauthentication packet. This will disconnect a client from the network and make it reconnect automatically, generating a new handshake. You can use the aireplay-ng tool to do this. For example, if there is a client with a MAC address of AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF, you can run the following command:
sudo aireplay-ng -0 1 -a 00:11:22:33:44:55 -c AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF en0mon
This will send one deauthentication packet to the client and make it reconnect.
Finally, you need to crack the password using the captured handshake. You can use the aircrack-ng tool to do this. You need to provide a wordlist or dictionary file that contains possible passwords for the network. There are many wordlists available online or you can create your own. For example, if you have a wordlist called passwords.txt, you can run the following command:
sudo aircrack-ng -w passwords.txt dump.cap
This will try each password in the wordlist against the handshake and show you if it finds a match. If it does, it will display something like [FOUND KEY][ aa16f39245