As the market with CPU has moved to multi-core solutions as a alternative method to increase computation power, intensive computing applications are not adapting to this fact so quickly. A Lot of people still don’t know that the system is not able to split tasks into more threads and distribute the work evenly upon the cores. This task is on the application developer who has to implement the multi-thread supporting mechanism.
There is a nice modified version of aircrack-ng I found on their website aircrack-ng.org. It is optimized for CPUs with the SSE2 instruction set (what is SSE2?). For classic dictionary attack on WPA key, it is able to speed things up to 500% compared a not optimized version. I made a test using BackTrack 3 with CPU Intel Core2Duo P8400 2.26 GHz, cowpatty 4.3, aircrack-ng 1.0 rc1 and aircrack-ng-wpa-sse2. For this test I will use a dictionary and a handshake (wpapsk-linksys.dump) from Cowpatty package. The results are on the screenshots.
Hi everyone. The financing system and the cooperatin surprisingly started to work for you. Thanks to this there was bought or handed few wifi cards so now you can read a comparison of wireless cards in this text. Hopefully it will save you some money in future investments. Buying another hardware is coming soon. So before starting to write I ask you, devoted portal, forum or IRC channel users to stay tuned. More stuff is coming. Tested wireless card, metodic, 5dB omni & 17dB yagi wireless antenna..
We were able to get pictures of USB wireless card Edimax EW-7318 USg taken to pieces. As you can see on the picture the hack antenna on the modele without connector for external antenna will be trivial. The mother board is at all models the same. If you have an older or “non-antenna” USB WiFi adapter Edimax you can go ahead doing modifications.No need to write more. The card without the driver modification works and injects almost at every Linux distribution.
Modifying a Bluetooth dongle for an external antenna. BlueTooth is today a standard part of every notebook and a better mobile phone. To bad if you want to do BlueJacking or BlueSnarfing and the bluetooth is in your computer only as a fashion accessory (module glued-on the WiFi card). In that case you have only two possibilities. Take out the pigtail to connect the external antenna. It´s not much fun to make holes into the new laptop. Who has tried it found out
At last there is available a nice piece of hardware – the Hacking WiFi Nets II. – Crack WPA tutorial might be ready even this year, also(?) remake of Linksyse into Wardrive Bot and tutorial Hacking Linksys (extended memory) as planned previously. Access Point Linksys WRT54GL was choosen on purpose. There also exists an upgrade which has the USB port (as well as other AP for example Asus) but then there won’t be nothing to remake.
List of wireless card with chipset supported monitor mode or promiscuous mode (needed for pentration testing). Also informations of known wireless adapters application support on the Linux and Windows platfrom. If you know about cards in your location and you test it post pictures and some basic information about. Your wireless adapter ‘ll be added in to known adapters list here. Hope is helpfull – shops don’t publish always info about hardware.