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Challenge III

badge-wifi-advanced | Level: Hard  | Total Lab Runs: 0 | Premium Lab

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A target network EarnTheBadgeNetwork is hosted in the vicinity to test your skills. All other networks are off-limits.

The network settings enforce the user to use PEAP-MSCHAPv2 with very strong passwords. Hence, a successful MSCHAPv2 cracking attack is not feasible. However, one can use the PEAP relay attack to connect to the network.

Objective: Break into the WiFi network and retrieve the flag!


  • Aircrack-ng suitehostapd-manawpa_sycophant and hydra are installed on the machine
  • Three dual-band monitor mode capable WiFi interfaces are present on the user machine.
  • hostapd-mana can be invoked by using 'hostapd-mana' command
  • wpa_sycophant can be invoked by using /root/wpa_sycophant/ script
  • SSH password of WiFi AP is strong and random. Hence, won't be susceptible to a dictionary attack.

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1. Flag

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