Wifiphisher is a new tool created “to launch phishing attacks against users of wireless networks in order to steal their Wi-Fi access keys” according to a January 5, 2015 report in Computerworld. The inventor of Wifiphisher is IT security engineer George Chatzisofroniou who says:
Wifiphisher is a security tool that mounts fast automated phishing attacks against WPA networks in order to obtain the secret passphrase,…
It is a social engineering attack that unlike other methods does not include any brute forcing.
Computerworld also reported:
Like many other freely available security tools, Wifiphisher can be used by both security professionals — for example during penetration testing engagements — and by malicious attackers. The tool does not exploit any new vulnerabilities; it combines known methods to automate a Wi-Fi attack.
Given the use of wide-spread use of Wifi, Wifiphiser can either help or make things worse….time will tell.