Hacking WEP and wpa2
wifi access points


​The instructor(s) are not responsible for any loss, incidental or consequential damage, or loss arising out of installation, use (unauthorized or otherwise), errors, mistakes, accident, theft or fraud, destruction, or any part of the provision of services.


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Environment Setup (before the workshop - on your laptop)

This workshop page is intended to be used in an interactive environment where the instructor is available. In case you have questions, feel free to contact the instructor.

To perform the activities in this workshop, you will need to:

2. Import the Kali-Attacker VM to VirtualBox

Note: The following directions were made on a Mac OS. If you have another operating system, it should be easy to relate to the directions below.

  1. Start (open) VirtualBox

  2. Click "File"

  3. Click "Import Appliance"

  4. Navigate to where you downloaded the "Kali-Attacker.ova" file

  5. Choose it and click "Open"

  6. Click "Continue"

    • Please don't change the RAM size!​

  7. Uncheck the "USB Controller" option in the appliance settings

  8. Check the "Reinitialize the MAC address for all the network cards" option


  9. Click the "Import" button and wait until the VM is fully imported in your VirtualBox Manager window

  10. Right-click the imported VM and click "Settings"

  11. Go to the "Network" settings and make sure that

    • Adapter 1 is attached to "Bridged Adapter"

    • The "Name" dropbox has your wireless adapter name selected

  12. Click "Ok"

  13. Start the VM and wait until you see the login screen

  14. Login using username "root" and password "toor"

Congratulations! You are ready.


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