Cracking / Recovering Wifi Password on Mac + Wordlist


You should only crack a wifi password for education purposes and only wifi networks which you have permission from the owner to do so. 

Method 1 - Keychain Recovery

If you have already had a network password typed into your Mac and but the person did not tell you what it was you can recover the password. 

Go to Application > Utilities > Keychain

At the top look for the name of your network.

Double click the network and click "Show Password"

Enter Admin password if needed (Your Mac's password not the wifi's)

ANDDDDD You've done it! The password should be shown!

Method 2 - KisMac

KisMac scans data from all surrounding wifi networks and obtains packets from them. Once enough packets are obtained than you can simply get the wifi password. 

Video tutorial is less vague 

Wpa / Wep 

Start KisMac > Preferences > Driver > Add Airport Extreme Active & Passive Modes 

Start Scan

Once you have collected a little over half a million packets try to crack via provided tools in Channel & Network.

Method 3 - BackTrack 
( Does not work on PPC Macs )

Install [ Hardware ] ( Windows and Mac)

Cracking Tutorial Videos: 

Feel free to post any methods not in the post in the comments.

Wordlist Links:

Best Wifi Card for Cracking , Allows you to re-inject packets which you can't do with airport :


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  2. As of this time, Germany has banned use of all forms of hacking tools/utilities.
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