- Jun 2, 2008
Grab it from the repo.Aircrack-ng is an 802.11 WEP and WPA-PSK keys cracking program that can recover keys once enough data packets have been captured. It implements the standard FMS attack along with some optimizations like KoreK attacks, as well as the PTW attack, thus making the attack much faster compared to other WEP cracking tools. In fact, Aircrack-ng is a set of tools for auditing wireless networks.
It's version 1.1. I have tested airodump-ng, aireplay-ng and aircrack-ng and them all worked great. If you have never used it, be warned this is not newbie friendly, read the documentation and tutorials before doing anything. This tool is dangerous for several reasons: it is used as root, and using it against a network you don't own or have not been given permission to attack is ILLEGAL and can get you in jail. You have been warned.
As this application is usually used spawning several terminal windows, I have included an alias (a command shortcut) to open new terminal windows with the environment ready to go. Just type "dup" and a new terminal will pop up.
The scripts to launch the environment are almost copied from "Kismet" package (by notaz), just modified them a bit and added stuff to allow automatically configuring wlan0 interface in monitor mode.