Atoms client-less WPA-attack if PSK not in dict
Hello forum

to my knowledge Atoms WPA-attack (
needs a dict.

Does that mean, if the PSK in not in the dict, the attack won`t work or does
Hashcat - in such cases - automatically switch to bruteforce mode?

Thank you very much!

Please be more specific. What hash mode are you talking about?

In general, hashcat will never automatically switch between different attack modes.
I'm assuming he means just attacking a PMKID or attack mode 16800. In which case, you decide the attacking measures whether its bruteforce, dictionary, hybird, etc. So if you choose to attack with a dictionary attack, if the password is not found, the attack will stop and inform you of being exhausted of attempts.