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How to Hack WiFi With No Effort

Not long ago, hotel Wi-Fi was kind of luxury. If you didn’t want to wire your house with ethernet cabling all over, that was the only reason you would need Wi-Fi. And then came the smartphone and tablet. Now, it isn’t just a matter of being too lazy to use a wired connection. You can’t plug an ethernet cable into the phone or tablet. You can only use Wi-Fi. The only problem is, that if you use Wi-Fi, you have to be really careful with how you’re guarded. At first, Wi-Fi routers had WEP passwords. When people learned how to hack Wi-Fi guarded by WEP, manufacturers began to give you better choices – WPA and WPA 2 for instance.
Are you safe now, now that you have WPA? As it would happen, while WPA has held up pretty well for this long, people have learned how to hack Wi-Fi that’s guarded this way. Even more unfortunately, it’s very easy now with a free tool that you find anywhere on the Internet. It’s called Reaver.
This little tool has a way of exploiting a security loophole in the software that wireless routers use. With this, anyone can learn how to hack Wi-Fi on most routers. Let’s go through this step-by-step.
You only need a couple of hours to do this right. What you need are a computer that has a Wi-Fi adapter, and you’ll need a blank DVD.
The first thing you need to do is to download software called BackTrack 5 Live DVD. You’ll find it at backtrack-lLinux.org. This is a software package that’s chockablock with network testing tools. You can burn it on DVD once it’s downloaded, and you should be ready to go.
Put the DVD in your drive. It’s a bootable disk. You should restart your computer and boot to the software. It doesn’t install on Windows or anything. Then, you install Reaver. You probably need to look elsewhere on the Internet for detailed information how you do this, but it’s pretty easy. It shouldn’t take you more than a couple of minutes.
Once you fire Reaver up, it will ask you for your Wi-Fi adapter’s name and the BSSID of the router you’re trying to hack into. Don’t worry – you will see a list of all the wireless signals that it finds, and it will display their BSSIDs too. You just need to grab something that catches your fancy, and you’re done.
You’ll need to key the number in, and then get it going. Reaver basically does its trick through brute force. It tries millions of different combinations to try to crack the Wi-Fi router you’ve selected. Usually, depending on how hard a password that is, it shouldn’t take more than a couple of hours.