Saturday, June 15, 2024

Wi-Fi Hacking Tool Aircrack-ng 1.2 Released After 8 Years With Huge Amount of Improvements and Fixes

Aircrack-ng 1.2 released after 8 years with an immense amount of improvements and bug fixes. Also, they have migrated the project to GitHub and automates the compile process with buildbots.

Aircrack- ng is a complete suite of tools to assess WiFi network security and hacking. It focuses on different areas of WiFi security:

  • Monitoring: Packet capture and export of data to text files for further processing by third-party tools.
  • Attacking: Replay attacks, deauthentication, fake access points and others via packet injection.

With the new version, they included a number of improvements in chipset/driver detection that includes support for FreeBSD and on Linux, support for monitor mode driver on Raspberry Pi 3.

They improved Aircrack-ng to output the WPA hashes in the compatible format of Wireless Security Auditor tools such as hashcat and EWSA.

“Aircrack-ng is now a lot faster on recent CPUs (up to 3 times) and a trampoline binary automatically chooses the best executable for your CPU instructions” reads release statement.

The airodump-ng tool used for collecting IVs now includes 802.11 support with HT40+/HT40- channels that fix rate display issues 802.11n or 802.11ac Access Points.

Also Read Crack WPA/WPA2 WiFi Passwords With Wifiphisher by Jamming the WiFi

Virtual tunnel interface creator tool Airtun-ng that allow encrypted traffic to be monitored for wireless Intrusion Detection System now supports WPA/2.

Aircrack-ng focuses areas of WiFi security

Monitoring: Packet capture and export of data to text files for further processing by third-party tools.
Attacking: Replay attacks, deauthentication, fake access points and others via packet injection.
Testing: Checking WiFi cards and driver capabilities (capture and injection).
Cracking: WEP and WPA PSK (WPA 1 and 2).

Aircrack 1.2rc5 users are merely advised to updated and other stable version users are highly recommended to update Aircrack-ng 1.2.

Important Change Logs – Aircrack-ng 1.2

  • Switching to Autotools for compiling with different platforms.
  • Fixed compilation with OpenSSL 1.1.0..
  • Updated all URLs to use HTTPS.
  • Added WPS 2.0 test PCAP.
  • Alpine Linux and Kali Linux build bots included.
  • Compiling issues with Windows binaries.
  • Dependencies installation fixed on Debian/Ubuntu and FreeBSD.
  • Added command to install dependencies on Fedora/CentOS/RHEL
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