Beginners are consistently getting more and more tools meant for Wi-Fi, and the LAZY script is a framework of serious penetration tools that can be explored easily from within it. Installation of new add-ons to grabbing a WPA handshake in a matter of seconds can be done using this powerful and simple tool. In addition, installation, set up, and utilization is very easy.
The LAZY script begins just by simply typing the letter L into a terminal window, then it asks for the name of your network interfaces after the first run. It uses the names you supply to connect to the tools needed to execute any attacks you select. Aside from that initial input, the majority of the possible attacks can be performed merely by choosing the option number from the menu. This means, just selecting from one of the menu options you can grab a network handshake or download a new hacking tool like Pupy.
Extending Usability & Curating Applications
The benefit of the LAZY script is that it was built with penetration testers in mind. This means it’s essentially a guided tour through some of the best and most potent scripts available today. Some of the most easily accessible menu options include quick access to networking information like the gateway IP (usually the router), your IP address, MAC address, and a scan function that executes an ARP scan to reveal all other devices on the network.
To use the LAZY script, you will need a fully updated version of Kali Linux. The script comes with a very helpful installer script, and I was able to set it up on both a laptop running Kali as its primary OS and a virtual machine with no problems.
If your Kali system is fully updated, you can generally expect a pretty smooth installation process. Make sure your system is up to date by running the following commands before getting started.
The script will require you to provide the name of the network adapter you want to use, as well as the name your system calls your network adapter when it’s in monitor mode. This is where some troubleshooting may need to happen. Usually, a Kali-compatible wireless network adapter will be wlan0 or wlan1, and in monitor mode, change its name to wlan0mon or wlan1mon. Sometimes, you may notice wlan0 stays wlan0 and isn’t renamed when put into monitor mode, which means you’ll need to set this up in the LAZY script, or it will fail because it will try to use a wlan0mon interface that doesn’t exist.
Install & Configure Lazy Script
Installing the LAZY script is incredibly easy. To do so, you can open a terminal window and copy and paste in the code below, one line at a time. You’ll cd into root, clone the LAZY script from GitHub, cd into LAZY script, give the installsh file execute permissions, then install LAZY script.
When this completes, you should be able to open a new terminal window and type the letter l to open LAZY script. You’ll need to follow any prompts along the way, answering if you’re installing the script for the first time or reinstalling it, and then setting the network interfaces. Not bad for a script that prides itself on minimal user interaction.
When setting the user interface, this is where you’ll put the name of your wireless network adapter, both in managed and monitor mode, and then the name of your Ethernet adapter.
You can go back and change this by typing interface if you add another network adapter or want to switch between the internal and external network card. Once this is set, you can get to work using LAZY script.
The tool that attempts to bring together the best tools with a minimum of interaction, stitching together popular hacking tools with a series of clever shell scripts is Lazy tool. It brings out the necessary tactics of Wi-Fi hacking which include WPA brute-forcing, and it is accessible to even the most inexperienced users.
If you’ve become lazy with your Wi-Fi security at home, this is a wakeup call that you need to take things like setting your Wi-Fi password seriously. Don’t pick a password which is short or easy to guess or one that you’ve already used in many other places. If you need a refresher on how to keep your own Wi-Fi safe, you can check out my previous guide on defending against the main types of Wi-Fi hacking, most of which LAZY script includes.