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Gabriel Ryan
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Why this tool?

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.

How it works

With EAPHammer being a very focused tool on WiFI security, it has a number of options that can be provided given a particular attack. Typically only one or two commands needs to be provided to perform the attack.

Background information

EAPHammer is developed to work on Kali Linux and needs the following dependencies: apache2, dnsmasq, libssl-dev, libnfnetlink-dev, libnl-3-dev, libnl-genl-3-dev.

Usage and audience

EAPHammer is commonly used for credential stealing, network security assessment, or network spoofing. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.


  • Command line interface

Example usage and output

# Generate certificates
./eaphammer --cert-wizard

# Perform attack
./eaphammer -i wlan0 --channel 4 --auth wpa --essid WIFINET --creds

Tool review and remarks

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


  • + More than 500 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available


  • - No releases on GitHub available

History and highlights

  • Demo at Black Hat USA 2017 Arsenal
  • Demo at DEF CON 26 Demo Labs

Author and Maintainers

EAPHammer is under development by Gabriel Ryan.


Supported operating systems

EAPHammer is known to work on Linux.

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This tool is categorized as a WiFi attack tool and WiFi security analysis tool.

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