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Aircrack-ng is a network detector, packet sniffer, WEP and WPA cracker and analysis tool for 802.11 wireless LANs. It works with any wireless card whose driver supports raw monitoring mode (for a list, visit the website of the project or ) and can sniff 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g traffic. The program runs under Linux and Windows; the Linux version has been ported to the Zaurus and Maemo platforms, and a proof-of-concept port has been made to the iPhone.

In April 2007 a team at the Darmstadt University of Technology in Germany developed a new attack method based on a paper released on the RC4 cypher by Adi Shamir. This new attack, named 'PTW', decreases the number of initialization vectors or IVs needed to decrypt a WEP key and has been included in the aircrack-ng suite since the 0.9 release.

Aircrack-ng is a fork of the original Aircrack project.


aircrack-ng has separate parts :

Name Description
aircrack-ng Cracks WEP (Brute-force search) and WPA (Dictionary File) keys.
airdecap-ng Decrypts WEP or WPA encrypted capture files with known key.
airmon-ng Placing different cards in monitor mode.
aireplay-ng Packet injector (Linux, and Windows [with Commview drivers]).
airodump-ng Packet sniffer: Places air traffic into PCAP or IVS files and shows information about networks.
airtun-ng Virtual tunnel interface creator.
airolib-ng Stores and manages ESSID and password lists; Increases the KPS of WPA attacks
packetforge-ng Create encrypted packets for injection.
Tools Tools to merge and convert.

Tools Coming in the 1.0 Release, these can be used by downloading the latest 1.0 release candidate.

Name Description
airbase-ng Incorporates teqniques for attacking client, as opposed to Access Points
airdriver-ng Tools for managing wireless drivers
airserv-ng allows you to access the wireless card from other computers.
wesside-ng automatic tool for recovering wep keys.
easside-ng a tool for communicating to an access point, without the WEP key
buddy-ng the helper server for easside-ng, run on a remote computer

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