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Project details

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Caleb Madrigal
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Why this tool?

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.

How it works

Trackerjacker uses the Scapy library to listen to network traffic (802.11). Root permissions are needed to allow the tool receiving all data on an interface.

When running the tool in map mode (monitoring), any observed data is stored in a YAML file named wifi_map.yaml. If the tool is used to track, then a threshold can be specified to take an action. This threshold is the number of bytes. For example, a device sending a burst of data can be tracked or possibly even attacked.

Usage and audience

trackerjacker is commonly used for network scanning, network spoofing, network traffic analysis, or penetration testing. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.


  • YAML output supported

Example usage and output

trackerjacker --track -m 3c:2e:ff:31:32:59 --t 4000 --trigger-command "./" --channels-to-monitor 10,11,12,44
Using monitor mode interface: wlan1337
Monitoring channels: {10, 11, 12, 44}

[@] Device (3c:2e:ff:31:32:59) threshold hit: 4734

[@] Device (3c:2e:ff:31:32:59) threshold hit: 7717

[@] Device (3c:2e:ff:31:32:59) threshold hit: 7124

[@] Device (3c:2e:ff:31:32:59) threshold hit: 8258

[@] Device (3c:2e:ff:31:32:59) threshold hit: 8922

Tool review and remarks

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


  • + The source code of this software is available


  • - Requires root permissions

History and highlights

  • Demo at DEF CON 26 Demo Labs

Author and Maintainers

Trackerjacker is under development by Caleb Madrigal.


Supported operating systems

Trackerjacker is known to work on Linux and macOS.


Several dependencies are required to use trackerjacker.

  • pyaml
  • ruamel.yaml
  • scapy

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