While examining Wi-Fi networks in Tel Aviv, Israel, 70% or around three-quarters of home and small-scale office Wi-Fi network passwords were vulnerable to hacking using inexpensive hacking tools.
CyberArk’s security researcher made a startling discovery while examining Wi-Fi networks in Tel Aviv, Israel. According to the researcher Ido Hoorvitch, 70% or around three-quarters of home and small-scale office Wi-Fi network passwords were vulnerable to hacking using inexpensive hacking tools.
Network Routers Hackable with Inexpensive Tools
Hoorvitch gathered a sample of 5,000 network hashes from across the city with Wi-Fi sniffing gear to use for this examination. He then identified that the attack could be launched using a laptop and a Wi-Fi signal extender, which cost no more than $50. Moreover, he claims that the full hacking setup can be fitted into a backpack.
Then, a signal booster is used to run scripts to exploit the vulnerabilities previously identified in the Robust Security Network Information Element (RSNIF), which allowed him to extract hashed Pairwise Master Key Identifier or PMKID network keys without intercepting the traffic.
Hence, he could crack the passwords of most of the network router passwords through