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Wi-Fi Hacking Workshop

When: Saturday, April 10, 2021

Where: Virtual via Zoom


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Wi-Fi Hacking Workshop

Hosted by RedChairPGH and the University of Pittsburgh

Registration will close at 5:00pmET on Monday, April 5

Wi-Fi can be an entry point for attackers to get on a network. Would you like to learn when Wi-Fi access points can be exploited and how they can be hacked? Boost your cybersecurity skills and learn about ethical Wi-Fi hacking in this workshop hosted by RedChairPGH and Ahmed Ibrahim of the Department of Informatics and Networked Systems at the University of Pittsburgh School of Computing and Information.

In the workshop, you will learn how to locate and identify Wi-Fi access points (a.k.a. reconnaissance) and understand the conditions under which the WEP and WPA2 security protocols can be hacked. We will use the Aircrack-ng suite to hack several WEP access points (with different settings) and WPA2 access points. You will leave with entry level, hands-on experience in testing Wi-Fi access points for possible vulnerabilities and ways to exploit those vulnerabilities.

Who should attend?
RedChairPGH's mission is to help get women a seat at the table by working to create gender balance in Pittsburgh's technology professions. While this session is open to all*, this event is targeted toward women in technology who would like to explore a cybersecurity topic, better understand Wi-Fi security concerns, or advance their skills. This may be for career development, to prepare for a new role, or for personal interest.

Additionally, we want to ensure at least 50% of all workshop participation is by registrants who identify as female or registrants who identify as non-binary in our community. Currently, registration is closed for additional participation by registrants who identify as male—we appreciate your understanding.
*Attendee pre-requisite: familiarity with using Terminal and Command-line interface

When: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Where: Virtual via Zoom

What to expect?
Start time: 10:00amET
End time: 5:00pmET
Workshop content: 6 hours
Lunch and breaks: 1 hour
Total workshop commitment: 7 hours

Please note:

  • There is a 30-person attendee limit for this event and registration will close at 5:00pmET on Monday, April 5.
  • Attendees will need to have access to a reliable and efficient web browser for the duration of the workshop (preferably Chrome).

Questions? Email Allison Kaharick at
Learn more about RedChairPGH:

Follow course instructor, Ahmed Ibrahim, on Twitter @ai__cs
Follow Pitt’s Department of Informatics and Networked Systems on Twitter @PittDINS
Follow Pitt’s School of Computing and Information on Twitter @SciPitt