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Aircrack-ng is a complete suite of tools to assess WiFi network security.
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.
It focuses on different areas of WiFi security:
We also maintain patches for:
If you are impatient and want to know how to get started, jump to the Getting Started Tutorial.
Aircrack-ng was started at the end of February 2006. It is the Next Generation of aircrack with lots of new features:
Note: Check trac for planned and requested features
|11 Mar 2018||Blog post: Migration to GitHub||We finally made it completely, we migrated from trac and subversion to GitHub. It was far from a simple program to run and switch to GitHub, it was a lot more complex task. You can find more details on this blog post.|
|16 Oct 2017||Blog post: KRACK WPA Vulnerability - Key Reinstallation AttaCK||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.
|16 Aug 2017||Blog post: On drivers, rtl8812au, WN722N, monitor mode, QCA6174, other news …||In this blog post, we answer some common questions regarding various 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.|
Latest version: 1.2 RC 4
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)