Implementation of an offline dictionary attack against WPA/WPA2 networks using PSK-based authentication (e.g. WPA-Personal). Many enterprise networks deploy PSK-based authentication mechanisms for WPA/WPA2 since it is much easier than establishing the necessary RADIUS, supplicant and certificate authority architecture needed for WPA-Enterprise authentication. Cowpatty can implement an accelerated attack if a precomputed PMK file is available for the SSID that is being assessed.
Use the provided dictionary file (-f /usr/share/wordlists/nmap.lst) to generate a hashfile, saving it to a file (-d cowpatty_dict) for the given ESSID (-s securenet):
Use the provided hashfile (-d cowpatty_dict), read the packet capture (-r Kismet-20140515-16-21-37-1.pcapdump), and crack the password for the given ESSID (-s 6F36E6):