I’m very sorry I wasn’t able to get to this sooner, I know I said I would write one. But now I’m home and I’m going to write a guide to capturing you first cookies with Cookie Cadger. If you haven’t already downloaded Cookie Cadger do so now. Cookie cadger is a Java package so you will also need to have Java 7 downloaded as well a a Wireshark Package called tshark. If you have Wireshark installed tshark should be installed also. But if it isn’t, download it from what ever package manager you use.
The next step before you open up Cadger is to set your card into monitor mode. I wrote a guide that should work for almost every wireless card on the market. But if my guide doesn’t work a little bit of Googling around should find a guide that will work for your card. Once you set your card into monitor mode you need to open the CookieCadger.jar package. Note: Some users have reported issues with Cadger not recognizing capture devices. This problem can be solved by running Cadger as root.
Once you open up Cadger and you will first be presented with a little bit of text. It is asking you if you want it to automatically begin capturing traffic when the real program starts up. It also informs you about the legality of what you are about to do. I believe that in the United States at least it is legal to capture insecure traffic. Correct me if I’m wrong. Anyways click yes.
Once you click Yes another screen will load up. The first thing you want to select is the interface you want to capture cookies on. Cadger will list what ever interface you have set into monitor mode. If you set eth0 chose eth0 if you set wlan0 chose wlan0.
If you selected the correct interface, for example eth0 you should start seeing a bunch of insecure cookies as long as you are on a network with people using the internet. Click on the tab recognized sessions, find a cookie that you like, Facebook is a good one to start with. Open the cookie in your browser.
The cookie will load up and you will have access to the persons Facebook! There is definitely a lot more potential behind Cookie Cadger than just breaking into peoples Facebook’s. Play around with Cadger a bit and you’ll find it’s a really great tool. Use your new found powers wisely.
Note: Using Cadger is exactly the same on any OS. Command line mode may differ. The only difference is how you get your card into monitor mode. We have a guide for Linux and a guide for Mac. A guide for Windows is in the works.
If you have any questions or something I need to add tell me in the comments.