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

Cracking speed improvements 30 Dec 15

I recently put a bug bounty for anybody who can fix compilation on cygwin 64 bit. darkfires took up the challenge and fixed it. But he did a lot more than that and started fixing some other bugs and decided to bring Aircrack-ng up to date with current CPU and take advantages of AVX and AVX2 instructions to improve cracking speeds (up to 175% increase on Intel Skylake CPUs).

This was quite a challenge, but it got finally integrated into our subversion repository in r2800. You can read more about it in the blog. Please test it and send us feedback via the forum.

Aircrack-ng 1.2 RC 3 21 Nov 15

Third release candidate and hopefully this should be the last one. It contains a ton of bug fixes, code cleanup, improvements and compilation fixes everywhere. Some features were added: AppArmor profiles, better FreeBSD support, including an airmon-ng for FreeBSD.

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