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#1 Psywar

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:39 PM

I lost my work WiFi password. I have it stored on my Android and my iPod Touch.
Does anyone know how to retrieve password stored in any of these devices?
I feel a tad unethical bringing my laptop into work and using BackTrack 5 and doing Pentesting on our system.

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#2 FU3L

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:19 AM

This is perhaps scarily easy :ph34r:
  • Open up a file explorer (my fave is Root Explorer)
  • Navigate to /data/misc/wifi
  • Open wpa_supplicant.conf (Might be bcm_supp.conf on some Samsungs)
There they are in plain text.

Note: This should only work on rooted devices, so maybe not too scary. Root responsibly!

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#3 Psywar

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:51 AM

Hrmm.. I did not have any luck with this Jim.

First off I do not have a /data/misc/wifi folder.
I had to go to /system/etc/wifi

I found the wpa_supplicant.conf file I opened it using an HTML viewer (maybe this is what I did wrong?)
I got nothing password worthy.

What are you using to open the file.
Here are my images I did a screenshot.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:56 AM

First off I do not have a /data/misc/wifi folder.
I had to go to /system/etc/wifi


Are you sure? Because I too have /system/etc/wifi and yeah you won't find it there. Try poking around the /data folder

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:03 AM

Here's a screenshot of mine.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:08 AM

My data folder is empty..
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#7 FU3L

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:11 AM

Teh hell?

It should only appear empty if you aren't rooted. Judging by the cyan colors up top I'd wager that isn't the case. It must be that your file browser doesn't have root permissions.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:14 AM

If you don't want to shell out for Root Explorer, ES File Explorer has a root toggle I think.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:17 AM

I actually bought that a while back I just dont use it. I will install it and see what happens.

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#10 Psywar

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:21 AM

Slick. Got it this time.

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Thank ya Jim!

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