How To Use Backtrack 5 R3 To Crack WPA with a Cambridge Clony Mini
Backtrack 5 R3 is a Linux-based operating system that is designed for penetration testing and security auditing. It comes with a variety of tools that can be used to crack wireless network passwords, such as Aircrack-ng, Reaver, and Wifite. In this article, we will show you how to use Backtrack 5 R3 to crack WPA network keys with a Cambridge Clony Mini, a classic Mini car that has been restored and modified by Cambridge Motorworks.
WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) is a security protocol that encrypts the data transmitted over wireless networks. It is more secure than WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), but it can still be cracked if the attacker captures enough data packets and uses a wordlist to guess the password. The wordlist is a file that contains a list of possible passwords that the attacker tries one by one until finding the correct one.
To crack WPA network keys with Backtrack 5 R3 and a Cambridge Clony Mini, you will need the following:
A laptop or computer with Backtrack 5 R3 installed or booted from a USB drive or CD.
A wireless adapter that supports packet injection and monitor mode. This is a mode that allows the adapter to capture and inject data packets into wireless networks.
A Cambridge Clony Mini with a wireless router installed in the boot. This will act as a mobile hotspot that you can use to connect to the target network and launch the attack.
A wordlist file that contains common or likely passwords for the target network. You can download wordlists from various sources online or create your own using tools like Crunch or Cewl.
Here are the steps to crack WPA network keys with Backtrack 5 R3 and a Cambridge Clony Mini:
Drive your Cambridge Clony Mini near the target network and park it in a discreet location. Make sure your wireless router is turned on and connected to your laptop or computer via an Ethernet cable.
Open a terminal window on your laptop or computer and type airmon-ng to see the name of your wireless adapter. For example, it could be wlan0.
Type airmon-ng start wlan0 to put your wireless adapter into monitor mode. This will create a new interface called wlan0mon.
Type airodump-ng wlan0mon to scan for nearby wireless networks. You will see a list of networks with their names (ESSID), encryption types (WPA), channels (CH), signal strengths (PWR), MAC addresses (BSSID), and number of data packets (DATA).
Identify the target network by its name or MAC address and note down its channel number. For example, it could be 9.
Type Ctrl+C to stop scanning and type airodump-ng -c 9 --bssid XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX -w capture wlan0mon, replacing 9 with the channel number and XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX with the MAC address of the target network. This will start capturing data packets from the target network and save them in a file called capture-01.cap.
Type wifite -e \"target network name\" -w wordlist.txt, replacing \"target network name\" with the name of the target network and wordlist.txt with the name of your wordlist file. This will launch Wifite, a tool that automates the cracking process using Aircrack-ng.
Wifite will try to deauthenticate one of the clients connected to the target network, forcing them to reconnect and capture their handshake. The handshake is a four-way exchange of encrypted messages that occurs when a client aa16f39245