I have an unidentified PSK encryption in airodump's output (see red square on screenshot) and I would like to get more information about the encryption method used by the network: do you know any tool that would give me more information about the encryption type?

Note: I'm not trying here to break the encryption method, I just want to get more information about it.

My question is more about the fact that it does not mention "WPA[2]": why? Why is the ENC field empty?

Airodump output

  • It literally tells you what encryption method is used under "cipher". Google CCMP.
    – user173641
    Commented Nov 15, 2019 at 10:31
  • Sorry, my question was maybe not clear : I meant why I don't have a "WPA" mention on it ? Why this one is so special that I don't have information on it ? Commented Nov 15, 2019 at 10:33
  • If no ENC is shown, it means it hasn't gather enough data. as in the documentations says: "(Not enough data to choose between WEP and WPA2)" so... it knows it has CCMP which means it might be WPA2 as it generally is. and TKIP for WPA. (WPA3 it's not that widespread yet, so as of today we can assume it is not)
    – Azteca
    Commented Nov 16, 2019 at 0:06
  • Even if I let airodump running in background for a while, or if I deauth client, it does not "update" the ENC column : do you know if there is a way to precisely identify if it is WPA or WPA2 ? Commented Nov 16, 2019 at 18:08
  • @JohnKravicz yes, save the captured packets to a file, and see if Wireshark or another tool can report more information. Commented Nov 17, 2019 at 20:57


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