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Originally Posted by Quetsch
There are quite some reasons:
- Not keeping a second list for the passwords of all the networks stored in your device. Am I the only one who has 20+ networks stored?
- Many ppl think there is no way of retrieving the psk from the device once stored, like many years ago in Windows XP
- Because it should pe possible; no other linux distribution of my knowledge does it; so why is it done and how is it done?
- security by obscurity is a bad thing.
In my opinion "Because I have 20+" isn't a valid reason to retrieve wifi passwords. I still wait for a valid one.
You can obtain stored wifi passwords very easily from a rooted device! The only thing is you need to decode them. So even after you retrieve them it's still a P.I.A.! It would be much easier to create a list of 20+ ssid's and passwords and email them to yourself. Or keep an excel file of them on dropbox. It's a pain because once we enter our password into our phone it's encrypted. Most people use WPA-PSK encryption. I don't have a secret decoder ring for this. Do you? If so tell me what the password to my wifi with an ssid of Not_Yours_5G is. My wifi password will tell you how to retrieve wifi passwords from a rooted note 3. The information I pulled from my note 3 is below.