So, you are sitting at an airport and you do not know the password yet you want to use the wifi because you hate boredom. If you have an android phone, you are not far away from getting the password. Yes, that’s true. There are many applications on the internet that claim to crack WiFi passwords but most of them are either fake, infected or require a rooted device. What if you don’t have to suffer any of these and with a tap, you can get the password of a WiFi network. Well, we have something for you.
Android App to crack WiFi Passwords without requiring device rooting
This was a side project that I have been working on for a while. I really wanted an app that can just bruteforce passwords without requiring to root the device. I just completed it and am sharing it with all of you.
- Turn on your wifi.
- Open the application and scan networks.
- Select any WEP/WPA2 network and a new screen will open.
- Tap Start to start bruteforcing the password.
- When the password is successfully found, you will get a notification.
How it works:
The app does not try millions of passwords. This would have been too time consuming and this would definitely require rooting the device. What the app does is try 10,000 most commonly used passwords with a few heuristics (trying a passwords same as the SSID name etc). It tries all these passwords and see if one of them ends up in a successful connection. If a passwords does, it shows it you on the screen and connects to the network automatically.
The app is totally virus free and does not require any extra permissions other than network and internet access.
Note: There is a new update available on the github link. Do try it and let me know if it works.
Comments and criticism is most welcome.