How To Hack WEP Passwords

You already know that if you want to lock down your Wi-Fi network, you should opt for WPA encryption because WEP is easy to crack. But did you know how easy? Take a look.

Today we’re going to run down, step-by-step, how to crack a Wi-Fi network with WEP security turned on. But first, a word: Knowledge is power, but power doesn’t mean you should be a jerk, or do anything illegal. Knowing how to pick a lock doesn’t make you a thief. Consider this post educational, or a proof-of-concept intellectual exercise

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Bypass MegaUpload Download Limits

It was a good evening & I had planned to download some cool stuff. I got the download links and started downloading the files, the files were hosted on MegaUpload.com. Downloaded two files and then came the number of third one, tried to download it and got a message that my download limit has exceeded or else I had to wait for some additional time to the default waiting time (45 seconds)…

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‘File and Printer Sharing’ Exploit

The easiest way of getting into other computer and getting access to its files is via “‘File and Printer Sharing’ Exploit”…
I’ll explain all the things in detail (as it is a step-by-step tutorial)
Files and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Clients is a feature of Windows which lets its users to Share Files and Printer over the Network. But hackers think differently, for them it’s the easiest way to get into a computer.
These are the steps that a hacker would take:

  1. Get your IP.
  2. Check for “File and Printer Sharing” vulnerability. By Going to Run/cmd.exe and typing: nbtstat [Ip address here] -N (it should be capital)…
  3. He would get something like: (note that this command is “nbtstat -n” not “nbtstat [ip address] -N”, both command s are different. nbtstat -n tells about the Local Address)
  4. The 2 digits in the <> brackets are Hex Codes of different services used…The Code to search for is <20> which means that “File and Printer Sharing” is enabled.
  5. Once he knows that it is, then he can Get into the files and folders you have shared!
  6. I’ll tell you to do that too.

  7. Now what he would do is:Net view \\
  8. He would get a response such as:Shared resources at \\ip_address
    Sharename??????????????????? Type?????????? Comment
    MY DOCUMENTS??? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Disk
    TEMP??????????????????????? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? Disk
    The command was completed successfully.
  9. Now when he has got the list of shared resources, he could easily access them by using the “net use” command. Here’s what a ‘net use’ command would look like:
    Net use x: \\\MY DOCUMENTS
  10. That’s it…The Hacker has got access to the “My Documents” Folder…

Now, when I have explained about the lack of security due to the “File and Printer Sharing”, I would also explain how to securify it in my next post…
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