Bruteforcing ESSID Values

If you need to reveal an (E)SSID you can do this simply through MDK3.  To do so we’ll use the “p” mode, as follows:

mdk3 {INTERFACE} p -f /path/to/file/of/potential_names -t {AP_MAC_ADDRESS} -b {CHARSET}

For the “CHARSET” you can use “a” (for all characters, not recommended except for tiny names), or one or more of the following:

  • u – Uppercase
  • l – Lowercase
  • n – Numbers
  • s – ASCII symbols

Good hunting!