WPA password mathematics
k doing some math about possible combinations to crack wpa. I know it is a lot but need to get the formula down.
95 keys on a standard us keyboard. minimum 8 characters for a wpa password.(63 max)
95*94*93*92*91*90*89*88 = 4900933563926400
________________________ _________________ = 121550931645
8*7*6*5*4*3*2*1 = 40320
so to generate all possible combinations for a 8 character word list it would have 121550931645 words in it. dont need the size just how many words there are
Before anyone nails you to the wall...
go and check out a thread called cracking random wpa keys, read the whole thing cause its chock full o' vitamins(and math)
I think you're math is a little messy, i made the same mistake-- 95 keys on the board, for an 8 character passkey would be something like this:
95*95*95*95*95*95*95*95=a big number
there is a link in that thread to a site that gives specifics on the sizes and mathematics of these numbers
I haven't done this math in years.
I know it will take forever to generate the word list I just want the calculations for a possible job I am looking at (part time).
the only way I can see it working is if there is some sort of distributed computing, or have access to many many computers.
anyways so essentially I take 95^how many characters there are ?
Check out the thread. What your asking is next to impossible. Also your math is off.