aircrack-ng

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Tool and Usage

Project details
LicenseGPLv2
Programming languageC
AuthorThomas d'Otreppe
Latest release1.5.2 []

Project health

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Introduction

This toolkit focuses on several aspects:

  • Testing: Test WiFi devices and capabilities of the driver
  • Monitoring: Packet capture and data export
  • Attacking: Perform replay attacks, de-authentication, set up fake access points, and perform packet injection
  • Cracking: Perform attacks on WEP and WPA PSK (WPA 1 and 2)

Why this tool?

Aircrack-ng is a security toolkit to perform WiFi auditing. It can be useful for security assessments to test the security of the wireless network.

Background information

The project looked to be abandoned for a long while after its stable release in 2010. Eight years later a new release became available, which was a surprise to many.

Usage and audience

aircrack-ng is commonly used for hardware security, network scanning, or security assessment. Target users for this tool are network administrators and security professionals.

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:

Strengths

  • + Project is mature (10+ years)
  • + The source code of this software is available
  • + Well-known tool

Author and Maintainers

Aircrack-ng is under development by Thomas d'Otreppe.

Installation

Supported operating systems

Aircrack-ng is known to work on FreeBSD, Linux, Microsoft Windows, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and Solaris.

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Categories

This tool is categorized as a wireless security testing tool.