Fern wifi cracker full tutorial from scratch


In this post, you will learn what is fern and what does it do and also you will learn how to crack wifi passwords.

If you have any doubt related to fern tool comment down below.

What is fern wifi cracker ❓

Fern Wifi Cracker is a Wireless security auditing and attack software program written using the Python Programming Language and the Python Qt GUI library.

The program is able to crack and recover WEP/WPA/WPS keys and also run other network based attacks on wireless or ethernet based networks.


Features in fern tool

  1. WEP Cracking with Fragmentation,Chop-Chop, Caffe-Latte, Hirte, ARP Request Replay or WPS attack
  2. WPA/WPA2 Cracking with Dictionary or WPS based attacks
  3. Automatic saving of key in database on successful crack
  4. Automatic Access Point Attack System
  5. Session Hijacking (Passive and Ethernet Modes)
  6. Access Point MAC Address Geo Location Tracking
  7. Internal MITM Engine
  8. Bruteforce Attacks (HTTP,HTTPS,TELNET,FTP)


How to use fern wifi cracker

The fern wifi cracker is a GUI format tool. So, It is really very easy to use the fern tool and carefully read the below steps and by end of the post, You will be familiar using the fern tool.

Step1, Installing and opening the tool

To install the tool just do a git clone of this url https://www.hackingarticles.in/wireless-penetration-testing-fern/

Once done, Open the fern tool. The interface looks like this

Step2, Enable airmon-ng

To enable airmon-ng open terminal and enter airmon-ng and specify the wlan

Then come to fern and select the wlan what you want.

Once you selected the wlan then san for access points.

Step3, Launching the attack

To launch the attack click on WPA and you will see this

There are two tyes of attack one is regular and another one is WPS. If it is WPS then you don’t have load a custom password list.

If you select the regular then you have to select the password list. I recommend you to use rockyou.txt


Fern is a great wifi password cracking tool and also we can monitor the wifi network using the tool.


Some alternatives for the tool is airmon-ng, cowpatty.

Also Read: Wireless attack using aircrack-ng

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