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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:
|16 Sep 2018||Blog post: Debian and FreeBSD on QEMU with MMX-only CPU||A recent bug (and PR) was opened, aircrack-ng couldn't be built with MMX using a i586 toolchain. Finding computers without SSE2 nowadays is not easy and it is even harder to find a distribution that supports them.
In this blog post, we use qemu to emulate a Pentium 2 and a Pentium MMX and use distributions that still work on them to test the bug.
|10 Jul 2018||Aircrack-ng 1.3||We're bringing more good stuff in this release. We've been busy fixing bugs left and right, some of them thanks to Coverity Scan, valgrind and other static code analyzers.
We've also refactored some of the code and improved the code quality along the way. We can now successfully build across lot of platforms (Windows, Linux, BSD, OSX) and CPU architectures (x86 and 64 bit, ARM v7, ARM v8, PowerPC, etc).
The most notable changes are in Aircrack-ng. It gets a speed bump in most CPU architectures we support, the ability to pause/restore cracking session and using HCCAPx files.
Other tools also see improvements. All the details about them as well as pretty performance graphs, can be found in our blog post.
Latest version: 1.3
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 https://github.com/aircrack-ng/aircrack-ng.
We also use GitHub to track issues.
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.
If you would like to donate, consider Hackers for Charity.
If you have any question regarding this website (this wiki, forum, …), 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)