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Aircrack-ng is an 802.11 WEP and WPA-PSK keys cracking program that can recover keys once enough data packets have been captured. It implements the standard FMS attack along with some optimizations like KoreK attacks, as well as the all-new PTW attack, thus making the attack much faster compared to other WEP cracking tools. In fact, Aircrack-ng is a set of tools for auditing wireless networks.
If you are impatient and want to know how to get started, jump to the Getting Started Tutorial.
Aircrack-ng is the next generation of aircrack with lots of new features:
Note: Check trac for planned and requested features
|30 Dec 15||Cracking speed improvements||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 blog. Please test it and send us feedback via the forum.
|21 Nov 15||Aircrack-ng 1.2 RC 3||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.|
|10 Apr 2015||Aircrack-ng 1.2 RC 2||Here is the second release candidate. Along with a LOT of fixes, it improves the support for the Airodump-ng scan visualizer. Airmon-zc is mature and is now renamed to Airmon-ng. Also, Airtun-ng is now able to encrypt and decrypt WPA on top of WEP. Another big change is recent version of GPSd now work very well with Airodump-ng.|
Latest version: 1.2 RC 3
IMPORTANT Information Regarding Windows Version IMPORTANT
The windows version requires you to develop your own DLLs to link aircrack-ng to your wireless card. The required DLLs are not provided in the download nor available anywhere on the Internet. Without these DLLs, the windows version will not function. Do NOT post questions or problems to the forum regarding the windows version. At present, there is no support provided.
Our code repository containing sources can be found at svn.aircrack-ng.org.
We use trac for our bug tracker.
The download and installation instructions can be found on the installation page.
Be sure to read the wiki. This wiki contains a vast amount of information to get you going and to resolve problems.
Consider your donation as an investment in the future of Aircrack-ng or as a way to say thanks or support hosting costs and hardware.
Monetary donations may be made via Paypal or via IBAN, BIC/SWIFT. There is no minimum amount for your donation. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated.
For any other donation or if you have any questions, contact me at email@example.com
If you have any question regarding this website (this wiki, forum, trac, …), do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to devine for the original work and to everyone who contributed to aircrack (You know who you are)