As from the previous lesson we uncovered a hidden SSID for an open network called “test” which had no encryption enabled and was well just invisible, for this lesson we will make the network visible and keep no authentication set in order to connect to the network via the terminal and thus bypass the open authentication of the access point.
Configure your router as follows:
First make sure your interface is up before proceeding
ifconfig wlan0 up
then check it is up with
Connect to the access point with
iwconfig wlan0 essid “test”
Check you are connected with
Congratulations you have connected to an open access point with no authentication, you can now browse to the access point management interface for example because you are connected or alternatively capture all the packets flowing through the network or even run a MITM attack.
Don’t trust or use open wi-fi it’s just not safe and you don’t know what is actually going on when connected, it would be extremely easy for an attacker to steal your credit card details or social networking user name and password. This is like receiving a postcard from someone, anyone can read your message.