How to download and setup hashcat:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

  • Run this registry file as Administrator and reboot.

Note about the handshake file:

  • The handshake does not contain any information that will help us get the password
  • It can only be used to check if a password is valid or not

Note about WPA password:

  • minimum length is 8

How to crack WPA2:

  • /usr/share/hashcat-utils/cap2hccapx.bin test-01.cap wpa2_handshake.hccapx
    • converts to a file named wpa2_handshake.hccapx
  • Copy the wpa2.hccapx to hashcat folder in Windows
    • where you have the exe saved
  • If you are going to use a wordlist, also add that file in the hashcat folder
  • Open command prompt
    • navigate to hashcat directory
  • hashcat.exe -I
    • to see gpus available in the computer
    • if using PS, type .\hashcat.exe -I
  • hascat.exe -m 2500 -d 2 wpa2_handshake.hccapx passwords.txt
    • -m 2500 = hash type, tell hashcat to crack WPA/WPA2
    • -d 1 = use device #1, tell hashcat to use GPU
  • hashcat.exe -m 2500 -d 2 -a 3 wpa2_handshake.hccapx ?d?d?d?d?d?d?d?d
    • press s to see the status

To get a hc22000 file:

.\hashcat.exe -m 22000 -d 2 wpa2_handshake.hc22000 mywordlist.txt
.\hashcat.exe -a 3 -m 22000 -d 2 wpa2_handshake.hc22000 ?d?d?d?d?d?d?d?d?d?d

More ways to send passwords to hashcat:

.\hashcat.exe -m 22000 -d 2 -r rules/best64.rule spectrum.hc22000 rockyou.txt
crunch 8 8 | john --stdin --session=my_session --stdout | hashcat -m 2500 -d 1 Jobs\BDO_firemni_wifi\handshake04.hccapx