reaver (1) - Linux Man Pages
reaver: WPS Cracker
Reaver implements a brute force attack against WiFi Protected Setup which can crack the WPS pin of an access point in a matter of hours and subsequently recover the WPA/WPA2 passphrase.
Specifically, Reaver targets the registrar functionality of WPS, which is flawed in that it only takes 11,000 attempts to guess the correct WPS pin in order to become a WPS registrar. Once registred as a registrar with the access point, the access point will give you the WPA passphrase.
- MAC of the host system (should be resolved automatically)
- ESSID of the target AP. Unless cloaked, this will be resolved automatically.
- Set the 802.11 channel for the interface (implies -f)
- Send output to a log file [default: stdout]
- Disable channel hopping
- Use 5GHz 802.11 channels
- Display non-critical warnings (-vv for more)
- Only display critical messages
- Name of the monitor-mode interface to use
- BSSID of the target AP
-p, --pin=<wps pin>
- Use the specified WPS pin
- Show help
This manual page was written by Craig Heffner <cheffner [at] tacnetsol.com>, Tactical Network Solutions. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.