Wifiphisher is a security tool that mounts fast automated phishing
attacks against WPA networks in order to obtain the secret passphrase.
It is a social engineering attack that unlike other methods it does not
include any brute forcing. It is an easy way for obtaining WPA
Wifiphisher works on Kali Linux and is licensed under the MIT license.
From the victim’s perspective, the attack makes use in three phases:
- Victim is being deauthenticated from her access point.
Wifiphisher continuously jams all of the target access point’s wifi
devices within range by sending deauth packets to the client from the
access point, to the access point from the client, and to the broadcast
address as well.
- Victim joins a rogue access point. Wifiphisher sniffs
the area and copies the target access point’s settings. It then creates a
rogue wireless access point that is modeled on the target. It also sets
up a NAT/DHCP server and forwards the right ports. Consequently,
because of the jamming, clients will start connecting to the rogue
access point. After this phase, the victim is MiTMed.
- Victim is being served a realistic router config-looking page.
wifiphisher employs a minimal web server that responds to HTTP &
HTTPS requests. As soon as the victim requests a page from the Internet,
wifiphisher will respond with a realistic fake page that asks for WPA
password confirmation due to a router firmware upgrade.