Wi-Fi Hacking with a Raspberry Pi

About the project

Cyber security is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks. These digital attacks are aimed at accessing, changing, or destroying sensitive information; extorting money from user.

Wi-Fi hacking with a Raspberry Pi

The objective of this project is to create Cyber Security awareness and show people how easily their devices can be attacked using small a device like a Raspberry Pi. The prototype that will be built for demonstration on the Raspberry Pi will automatically scan the 2.4 and 5.0 Gigahertz (GHz) Radio Frequencies (RF) used by Wi-Fi devices for communications in order to determine the hardware and software information of these devices. In some cases, where possible the prototype will attempt to connect to Wi-Fi networks that have weak encryption algorithms or authentication mechanisms in order to further elicit more hardware and software information. Once an attacker has obtained the hardware and software information of a device, the attack can then craft specialized attacks towards that device in order to achieve the attacker’s desired goal.

Stakeholders (CSIR) require Wi-Fi hacking tool to be built on a Raspberry Pi. The objective of this project is to detect how many networks are available either around campus or within the building, which of these networks have weak and strong encryptions algorithms, which type of network protocol (WPA2, WEP or EAP) and what RF signal Wi-Fi network is broadcasting on either 2.0 or 5.0 Ghz. To extend the project, the hacking tool on the Raspberry pi should be able to extract information such as Wi-Fi network name, the Wi-Fi connected device MAC address, make of the device, software or operating system on the device. This raspberry should send all information to a computer that will store all the results.

Our Team

I am working with the following members

Zukisa Dyantyi

Full Stack Developer 3567302@myuwc.ac.za

Dr Micheal Norman

Supervisor mnorman@uwc.ac.za

Mr Muyowa Mutemwa

Co-Supervisor CSIR Team

Contact Us

To contact us and give feedback about the project

Robert Sobukhwe Rd
University of The Western Cape, Bellville 7535


+27 833 583 962

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