I'm using 12.04. Now, I would like to crack wifi keys. Is it possible? Then please show me the process or software.

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    are u sure its legal??
    – Stormvirux
    Aug 8, 2013 at 19:09
  • no hacking required if you own the system: askubuntu.com/questions/156861/…
    – Rinzwind
    Aug 8, 2013 at 19:11
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    @Stormvirux now for the trick question... if the software to do this is in our own ubuntu software center is there then need to ask that question?
    – Rinzwind
    Aug 8, 2013 at 19:18
  • "Cracking a WiFi" doesn't sound like a legal request anywhere.
    – guntbert
    Sep 6, 2015 at 20:35
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    @guntbert: One might want to crack their own Wifi for academic purposes. I attended a workshop with that exact aim. Sep 8, 2015 at 11:58

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For finding WEP/WPA keys you can use aircrack-ng. It is in the repositories:

sudo apt-get install aircrack-ng

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There is also kismet

sudo apt-get install kismet

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    Thanks for your reply. But Show me the process. Somewhere in the web I read that both tools are not work properly and create problems. So, what would be the easy solution?
    – apu boss
    Aug 9, 2013 at 7:00
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    "But Show me the process" well personally I would not want you near my wireless and I can imagine others feel the same >:-D I can tell you it does work but it is not an "works out of the box" tool. It requires a good setup and mosttimes that setup only applies to your case. I would continue this here: ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=338 :-)
    – Rinzwind
    Aug 9, 2013 at 14:59
  • I'm failed to install air crack.
    – apu boss
    Aug 10, 2013 at 12:48

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