Aircrack-ng is a complete suite of tools to assess WiFi network security.

It focuses on different areas of WiFi security:

  • Monitoring: Packet capture and export of data to text files for further processing by third party tools.
  • Attacking: Replay attacks, deauthentication, fake access points and others via packet injection.
  • Testing: Checking WiFi cards and driver capabilities (capture and injection).
  • Cracking: WEP and WPA PSK (WPA 1 and 2).

All tools are command line which allows for heavy scripting. A lot of GUIs have taken advantage of this feature. It works primarily Linux but also Windows, OS X, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, as well as Solaris and even eComStation 2.

Fresh news

Blog post: KRACK WPA Vulnerability - Key Reinstallation AttaCK 16 Oct 17

In this blog post, the new KRACK vulnerability is explained: a brief summary, who's affected, what to do and links to resources related to the vulnerability.

TL;DR: Another day, another vulnerability, just patch your systems. It allows decryption of traffic but does not disclose the WPA key.

Blog post: On drivers, rtl8812au, WN722N, monitor mode, QCA6174, other news ... 16 Aug 17

In this blog post, we answer some common questions regarding various Wi-Fi topics: using drivers, driver development, embedded chipsets, 802.11n/ac capture/injection, a few different current chipsets/drivers (rtl8812au, ath9k_htc, QCA6174), linux-backports (aka compat-wireless) and some other good news.

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