Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor Adds Built-In Dictionaries, Improves Wi-Fi Attack Speeds

Wireless Security Auditor 7.12 packs a number of performance and usability improvements, including new built-in dictionaries, various attack improvements and a number of extra settings for wireless sniffing. In addition, the new release makes it easier to reinstall the drivers should the NDIS stack crash. The new release improves the chance of successful attacks, and makes operation smoother and easier.

Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor receives a minor update, packing numerous performance and usability optimizations. The newly added built-in dictionaries and the many attack improvements and optimizations boost the chance of on-the-spot recovery of Wi-Fi passwords, while the ability to quickly reinstall NDIS stack drivers make wireless sniffing smoother even when a generic Wi-Fi is used.

Wi-Fi Security Auditing Made Easy

Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor is an all-in-one tool for auditing security of corporate wireless infrastructure. Featuring a built-in Wi-Fi sniffer with custom-made drivers, Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor can automatically intercept Wi-Fi handshake packets using either AirPcap or generic Wi-Fi adapters. The custom NDIS driver is signed with a Microsoft digital signature for full compatibility and seamless installation on computers running the latest Windows 10 builds.
Once a handshake packet is captured, the tool runs a range of highly sophisticated attacks attempting to recover the Wi-Fi WPA/WPA2 password.

Discover Weak Wi-Fi Passwords

The WPA2 standard specifies the minimum length of 8 characters for Wi-Fi passwords, making brute-force attacks unfeasible. However, real passwords are often comprised of single or concatenated dictionary words with few modifications. Such passwords are much easier to break, and are a serious security risk. Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor implements a wide range of smart attacks based on dictionaries and variations of dictionary words. The tool performs attacks targeting the human factor, ensuring that dictionary words are altered and combined in a manner similar to how a real human would choose their password. These attacks allow quickly discovering weak passwords with inadequate protection.

Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor attacks are hardware accelerated, utilizing high-performance GPU units available in today’s video cards to achieve the maximum possible recovery speeds. A single video card can boost attacks 20 to 50 times compared to a high-end multi-core CPU.

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