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Tool and Usage

Wifiphisher is a security tool to perform automated and victim-customized phishing attacks against WiFi clients. It is useful for security assessments.

Why this tool?

Wifiphisher would have a good usage in security assessments to obtain credentials. In that regard it is considered to be an offensive tool, especially considering it could be used to infect the systems of victims with malware. Wifiphisher is not a brute forcing tool, but more focused to perform a social engineering attack.

How it works

  • Step 1: deauthenticate victim from access point
  • Step 2: victim joins the rogue access point
  • Step 3: provide phishing page to victim

Step 1:
Wifiphisher continuously jams all of the target access point's WiFi devices within range. It forges “Deauthenticate” or “Disassociate” packets to disrupt existing associations. This

Step 2:
After the first step, the victim joins the rogue access point. This is achieved by listening to probe requests and additionally spoof any discovered open networks. The rogue access point used by the attacker will have the right settings in place that mimics the devices it targeted.

Step 3:
Now that the victim is using the rogue access point, it can be deceived by phishing pages. This way authentication details can be retrieved or malware can be served.

Usage and audience

This tool is categorized as a phishing tool, social engineering attack tool, and WiFi security analysis tool.

Wifiphisher is commonly used for phishing attacks or WiFi security analysis. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.

Tool review

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + More than 25 contributors
  • + More than 5000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

Wifiphisher is under development by George Chatzisofroniou.


Support operating systems

Wifiphisher is known to work on Linux.

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Project details
Latest release1.3 [2017-04-15]
Last updatedOct. 12, 2017

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