aircrack-ng alternatives

Looking for an alternative tool to replace aircrack-ng? During the review of aircrack-ng we looked at other open source tools. Based on their category, tags, and text, these are the ones that have the best match.

Top 3

  1. airgeddon (wireless security assessment tool)
  2. BoopSuite (wireless security testing tool)
  3. trackerjacker (Track WiFi devices using raw 802.11 traffic)

These tools are ranked as the best alternatives to aircrack-ng.

Alternatives (by score)

85

airgeddon

Introduction

Tools like Airgeddon can be used to test the security of wireless networks. It is flexible and written in shell script, making it fairly easy to understand what is does and how it works.

Project details

airgeddon is written in shell script.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + Used language is shell script
  • + The source code of this software is available
  • - Full name of author is unknown

Typical usage

  • Network analysis

airgeddon review

60

BoopSuite

Introduction

BoopSuite a wireless pentesting suite to perform security auditing and test wireless networks. It can be used for penetration tests and security assignments.

Project details

BoopSuite is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + More than 500 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available
  • - Full name of author is unknown

BoopSuite review

60

trackerjacker

Introduction

Trackerjacker is a security tool to map WiFi networks that you are not connected to. It allows mapping and tracking of devices using the 802.11 protocol. It may be useful for intelligence gathering or performing specific WiFi attacks, such as a deauthentication attack. The tool comes with plugin support so that it can interact with other tools. For example, when a particular event occurs it can be picked up by another tool.

Project details

trackerjacker is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available
  • - Requires root permissions

Typical usage

  • Network scanning
  • Network spoofing
  • Network traffic analysis
  • Penetration testing

trackerjacker review

56

wpsik

Introduction

The wpsik tool is used to perform security scans on a wireless network.

Project details

wpsik is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + The source code of this software is available
  • - Full name of author is unknown
  • - Unknown project license

wpsik review

85

EAPHammer

Introduction

EAPHammer is a toolkit to perform a targeted evil twin attack against WPA2-Enterprise networks. It can be used during security assessments of the wireless network. The focus of EAPHammer is to provide a powerful interface while still being easy to use.

The attacks and features that EAPHammer supports are evil twin and karma attack, SSID cloaking, steal RADIUS credentials (WPA-EAP and WPA2-EAP), and hostile portal attacks to capture Active Directory credentials or perform indirect wireless pivots.

EAPHammer has an extensive set of features and comes with several WiFi related attacks. The GitHub page of the project has good documentation on the types of attacks and the requirements to perform them.

Project details

EAPHammer is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + More than 500 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available
  • - No releases on GitHub available

Typical usage

  • Credential stealing
  • Network security assessment
  • Network spoofing

EAPHammer review

78

Wifiphisher

Introduction

Wifiphisher would have a good usage in security assessments to obtain credentials. In that regard it is considered to be an offensive tool, especially considering it could be used to infect the systems of victims with malware. Wifiphisher is not a brute forcing tool, but more focused to perform a social engineering attack.

Project details

Wifiphisher is written in Python.

Strengths and weaknesses

  • + More than 25 contributors
  • + More than 5000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

    Typical usage

    • Phishing attacks
    • WiFi security analysis

    Wifiphisher review

    64

    WarBerryPi

    Introduction

    WarBerryPi is a toolkit to provide a hardware implant during Physical penetration testing or red teaming. The primary goal of the tool is to obtain as much information as possible, in a short period of time. The secondary goal is to be stealthy to avoid detection. As the name implies, the tool can be used on a small device like a RaspberryPi.

    Another use-case of WarBerryPi is to be an entry point to the network. In that case, a 3G connection is suggested, to avoid the outgoing network filtering (egress rules).

    Project details

    WarBerryPi is written in Python.

    Strengths and weaknesses

    • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
    • + The source code of this software is available
    • - Minimal or no documentation available
    • - No releases on GitHub available

    Typical usage

    • Information gathering
    • Information snooping
    • Penetration testing
    • Red teaming

    WarBerryPi review

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