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Attacking WPE Enterprise with hostapd-wpe in Kali

Admittedly, that’s somewhat of a click-bait blog post title but bear with us, it’s for a good reason. Lots of work goes on behind the scenes of Kali Linux: tools get updated every day and interesting new features are added constantly.

Most of these tool updates and feature additions go unannounced, receive little fanfare, and are eventually discovered by inquisitive users – however, this time we felt that we needed to make an exception.

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A few weeks ago, the author of the Aircrack-ng suite, Thomas d’Otroppe, took upon himself to maintain a set of patches for hostapd and freeradius, which allows an attacker to facilitate WPA Enterprise AP impersonation attacks. This is exciting news as traditionally, these patches were created and updated on an ad-hoc basis, quickly leaving these specific toolsets outdated, lacking features, and worse, vulnerable to attack.

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Thomas has updated the hostapd-wpe and freeradius-wpe patches to the latest version of their respective software and these patches have already been incorporated into Kali Linux. We think this is great news so we’re taking this opportunity to show you how to use these toolsets to attack WPA Enterprise authentication schemes. Continue reading.

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