Before getting into the tutorial, there are some important ones preliminary information which is my duty to provide you.
Let's start from a fundamental premise: find out the password of your wireless network it is an absolutely legal and risk-free practice. On the contrary, try to find out the password of other people's wireless networks represents a serious one privacy violation and can even be considered a crime (all, of course, if done without asking for the permesso al rightful owner and without having received explicit consent to the thing).
Based on the above, I invite you to put into practice the instructions contained in this guide only and exclusively to test the security of your wireless network or that of a person you know, who, however, must have been warned in advance and must have agreed to the thing.
It is absolutely not my intention to encourage illegitimate activities, therefore I take no responsibility for the use you may decide to make of the information in the tutorial.
However, contrary to what one might think, if the targeted connection is well protected, steal the password of a Wi-Fi connection it is not at all simple.
More precisely, if the network of your interest uses encryption WPA2-AES (which today constitutes one of the safest standards, unlike WEP, which is now considered obsolete and easily circumvented) and if the WPS is disabled (this is a function that allows you to press a special button on the modem / router to connect various devices to the wireless network generated by the device, without typing any access key; however convenient it may be, it has numerous security flaws ), a few clicks or taps are certainly not enough to succeed. That said, let's take action.
How to steal WiFi passwords from PC
Now let's get to the real heart of the matter and let's find out, how to steal the Wi-Fi password by acting from the PC. If this interests you, below you will find explained how to proceed.
The first solution to consider to discover the password of a wireless network from a PC is undoubtedly none Kali Linux. In case you've never heard of it, it's an operating system - a Linux distro, to be precise - including numerous tools to analyze and bypass Wi-Fi network protections. To use it and get good results, you need to become familiar with the command line and its integrated utilities.
It is completely free and can be used on most computers. You can choose to use Kali Linux by copying the OS to one USB pendrive oppure its a CD / DVD. You can also consider installing the operating system on one virtual machine (using a virtualization software, such as VirtualBox), but in this case, to use it you will need to have an external network card.
Having said that, to download Kali Linux, visit its website, choose the version of the OS to download and decide how to use it, based on what I have just indicated.
As for usage, everything is done via the command line, using the terminal, through appropriate commands which, for obvious reasons, I will not be here to point you out and which I cannot speak to you in depth. Either way, just do some Google searches to find which ones are suitable for the purpose.
Once the correct commands are given from Terminal, some are saved on the desktop fillet that, if further still from the command line and taking advantage of some dictionary file that can be found online, allow you to obtain the password of the Wi-Fi connection of your interest.
For further information, I refer you to reading my tutorials on how to install Kali Linux and how to use Kali Linux.
Network and Sharing Center
With the integrated tools of Windows it is possible to “steal” the Wi-Fi passwords by “rummaging” in the database with the passwords stored on the PC, so you can only proceed by putting your hand on a computer that has previously been connected to the Wi-Fi network to be “attacked”.
If all these conditions are met, you can proceed as follows: right click on thenetwork icon (Quella with him Wi-Fi cleats) which is located at the bottom right of the taskbar (next to the system clock) and choose the item Open Network and Sharing Center give the menu to compare.
In the new window that is shown to you on the screen, click on the name of the Wi-Fi network of your interest (in correspondence with the item Internet) and, in the additional window that appears, press the button in sequence Details and on the board Safety.
Once you have completed the above steps, you will be able to view the password of the Wi-Fi network to which the PC is connected next to the wording Network security key. If the password is not visible in clear text, to fix it, put a check mark in the box Show characters.
How to steal WiFi passwords from Mac
If, on the other hand, you have a Mac, I inform you that you can consider resorting to the use of Portachiavi access: the application present "standard" on macOS through which you can view all login and credit card data saved on your computer (and on other Apple devices, if the iCloud keychain is active).
That said, to use Keychain Access for your purpose, click on the Launchpad (Quella with il space rocket) located on the Dock bar, open the folder Other and select l 'icona dell'applicazione (Quella with il bunch of keys).
In the window that is shown to you on the screen, click on the item System present nella sezione Keychains, to the left. Then click on the item Password placed in correspondence with the section Category (which you always find on the left), locate the wireless network name of your interest from the list on the right and double-click on it. If you deem it necessary, you can help you identify the network by typing its name in the search field located at the top right.
In the additional window that is shown to you after completing the steps above, make sure that the tab is selected Attributes (if not, do it yourself) and check the box next to the item Show the password.
In the new window that you now see, type the your account name your macOS and the Password associated with the latter, then click on the button Allow, in order to unblock access to content that interests you. After that, you will be able to see the Wi-Fi network password in the field Show the password.
How to steal WiFi passwords from Android
Stealing Wi-Fi passwords is also feasible from smartphones and tablets Android. To do this, the application can be of great help WiFi Key Recovery which is totally free and allows you to view the complete list of access keys of the wireless networks to which the device in use has been connected.
Consequently, even in this case it is a tool to discover the password of a Wi-Fi network only if it is possible to get hold of a device previously connected to it. It must also be taken into account that the app requires that the root.
If you had never heard of it, root is the procedure that allows you to acquire administrator permissions on the system and, therefore, to perform various operations that usually would not be possible, such as accessing protected files. It is not difficult to do, but the process varies from device to device and can result in data loss and warranty invalidation. For more information, I recommend reading my guide on how to root Android.
That said, to download WiFi Key Recovery on your device, access the relevant section of the Play Store and tap the button Install, then start the app by pressing the button apri comparso sullo schermo oppure selecting the relative icon which has just been added on the home screen or in the drawer. If your device does not have the Play Store, you can go to alternative stores, such as those for Huawei devices.
Now that you see the WiFi Key Recovery main screen, grant the application i permissions required for the superuser. Next, select the name of the Wi-Fi network whose password you are interested in discovering the password from the list proposed and you will be able to discover the relative password in correspondence with the item psk. If necessary, you can help you find the network by typing its name in the search bar located at the top.
How to steal WiFi passwords with iPhone
If you are wondering if there is a way to steal the password of wireless networks from iPhone (or from iPad), I inform you that you can take advantage of the ICloud Keychain, the Apple service that allows you to store and synchronize login and credit card data stored on iOS / iPadOS and macOS on the cloud.
In light of this, you can then use it to trace the passwords of the Wi-Fi to which the connection was made from the "iPhone by", but to obtain this data it is essential to use Portachiavi access on macOS, proceeding in the same way as I indicated in the step dedicated to how to steal Wi-Fi passwords from Mac.How to steal WiFi passwords