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BackTrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner’s Guide by Vivek Ramachandran

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Time for action speeding up the cracking process

  1. We can pre-calculate the PMK for a given SSID and wordlist using the genpmk tool with the command genpmk f /pentest/passwords/wordlists/darkc0de.lst d PMK-Wireless-Lab s "Wireless Lab" as shown in the following screenshot. This creates the file PMK-Wireless-Lab that contains the pre-generated PMK:
    Time for action speeding up the cracking process
  2. We now create a WPA-PSK network with the passphrase sky sign (present in the dictionary we used) and capture a WPA-handshake for that network. We now use Cowpatty to crack the WPA passphrase as shown in the following screenshot:
  3. It takes approximately 7.18 seconds for Cowpatty to crack the key, using the ...

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