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Aircrack-ng is a complete suite of tools to assess WiFi network security.

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.
  • Testing: Checking WiFi cards and driver capabilities (capture and injection).
  • Cracking: WEP and WPA PSK (WPA 1 and 2).

All tools are command line which allows for heavy scripting. A lot of GUIs have taken advantage of this feature. It works primarily Linux but also Windows, OS X, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, as well as Solaris and even eComStation 2.


ethtool >= 4.18 for latest version (4.15 for 1.12rc4)


aircrack-ng 1.3

  Build Environment:
    Build Machine:               armv7l-unknown-linux-gnueabi
    Host Machine:                armv7l-unknown-linux-gnueabi
    Target Machine:              armv7l-unknown-linux-gnueabi

    Install Prefix:              /usr/local

  Compiler Environment:
    C Compiler:                  gcc
    C++ Compiler:                g++
    Python:                      /usr/bin/python3

    LIBS:                         -ldl -lm

    Optimized CFLAGS:              -Wall -O3 -std=gnu99 -fvisibility=hidden -Wstrict-prototypes -Wno-unused-but-set-variable -Wno-array-bounds
    Optimized CXXFLAGS:            -Wall -O3 -fvisibility=hidden -Wstrict-prototypes -Wno-unused-but-set-variable -Wno-array-bounds
    Optimized CPPFLAGS:          
    Optimized LIBS:              

  Target Environment:
    OS:                          linux
    ASAN:                        no

  Crypto Libraries:
    OpenSSL:                     -lcrypto

  Required Libraries:
    Ethtool:                     yes, found /usr/sbin/ethtool
    Libnl:                       yes, found libnl-3.0

  Optional Libraries:
    Airpcap:                     no
    Cmocka:                      no
    DUMA:                        no
    Jemalloc:                    no
    Pcap:                        yes
    Pcre:                        yes
    Sqlite:                      yes
    Tcmalloc:                    no
    Zlib:                        yes

    Experimental Extra Scripts:  no
    Experimental Features:       yes

Application versions: 
File aircrack-ng-1.2rc4-1.armv7hl.rpm491.71 KB22/02/2018 - 01:52
File aircrack-ng-1.3-1.armv7hl.rpm680.75 KB21/09/2018 - 03:32

Version 1.3 (changes from aircrack-ng 1.2) - Released 10 Jul 2018:

  • Aircrack-ng: Allow using Hashcat HCCAPX files as input files.
  • Aircrack-ng: Fixed floating point exception due to division by 0 when displaying stats.
  • Aircrack-ng: Updated manpage regarding hex wordlist usage.
  • Aircrack-ng: Added save/restore session when cracking using wordlists (-N and -R).
  • Aircrack-ng: Moved crypto to its own library, aircrack-crypto/ (aka crypto engine).
  • Aircrack-ng: Now back to a single binary thanks to crypto-engine.
  • Aircrack-ng: Performance improvements of the crypto engine across various CPU architectures.
  • Aircrack-ng: Added support for AVX512 in the crypto-engine (and build).
  • Aircrack-ng: Improved building crypto-engine across CPU architectures and compilers (gcc, clang and ICC).
  • Aircrack-ng: Allow to list available SIMD optimizations.
  • Aircrack-ng: Improved benchmark tool for unusual CPU/cores count.
  • Airodump-ng: Fixed running in the background.
  • Airodump-ng: Don't show WPA handshake capture notice for out-of-scope ESSIDs.
  • Airodump-ng: Add –background 0/1 to force disable/enable background settings and override autodetection of background.
  • Airodump-ng: Added support for GCMP, GCMP-256 and CCMP-256.
  • Airolib-ng: Fixed importing data when interrupting process using Ctrl-C.
  • dcrack: Check if dictionary and capture file exists before uploading them.
  • dcrack: Clean up dictionary before uploading it to the server.
  • dcrack: Gracefully stop and display errors instead of printing stacktrace whenever possible.
  • dcrack: Move temporary user files to /tmp and cleanup when done.
  • dcrack: Fixed displaying status when no clients are connected to the server.
  • dcrack: Validate uploaded PCAP and display success/failure.
  • dcrack: Improved removing BSSID.
  • WPAClean: Fixed crash with invalid prism2 header PCAP and added tests.
  • WPAClean: Don't create output file if no handshake are present or if input file is bad.
  • WPAClean: Fixed memory leak.
  • Airmon-ng: Fixed display of interface name if name is too long.
  • OSdep: Fixed memory leak and null pointer dereference.
  • OSdep: Fixed byteorder macros and other tools crashing.
  • OSdep: Added support to build as a shared library.
  • FreeRADIUS-WPE: Updated instructions for v3.0.17.
  • HostAPd-wpe: Added Response-Identity logging and displaying NETNTLM hash in hashcat format.
  • Airgraph-ng: Renamed dump-join to airodump-join.
  • General: Added badge.
  • General: Added –without-opt to disable stack protector when using GCC >= 4.9
  • General: Various improvements and fixes, some from Coverity Scan and Valgrind.
  • General: Fixed typos reported by codespell.
  • General: Extracted console functions and moved to aircrack-util/.
  • General: Renamed osdep/ to aircrack-osdep/.
  • General: Fixed and added functions prototypes and commented out unused functions.
  • General: Reformat source code using clang-format and added .clang-format file for IDE.
  • General: Improvements to AppVeyor and TravisCI builds
  • Building: Added NEON intrinsic support.
  • Building: Support paths containing spaces, during autoreconf.
  • Building: Fix compilation without getauxval in the trampoline binary.
  • Building: Fixed compiler warnings on Windows, FreeBSD.
  • Building: Fixes and documentation for OSX.
  • Building: Added support for tcmalloc and jemalloc.
  • Building: Added instruction to build Windows binaries with Airpcap.
  • Unit test: Using CMocka for some tests
  • Documentation: Updated explanations regarding building some experimental tools.

Version 1.2-rc4 (changes from aircrack-ng 1.2-rc3) - Released 14 Feb 2016:

  • Airodump-ng: Increase console window size.
  • Aircrack-ng: Added time remaining and percentage done when doing WPA cracking with a dictionary (file).
  • Aircrack-ng: Make benchmark last 15 seconds for a more accurate value.
  • Aircrack-ng: Fixed compilation on Cygwin 64 and drastically improve cracking speed for all CPUs (up to +175% performance).
  • Airmon-ng: Improved chipset detection on FreeBSD.
  • Airmon-ng: Display chipset for some Broadcom SDIO.
  • Airbase-ng: Fixed broadcasting 'default'.
  • General: Updated and cleanup TravisCI file to test compilation and testing on OSX.
  • General: Fixed reading large files on Cygwin.
  • General: Fixed a bunch of compilation warnings with gcc and clang.
  • General: Fixed compilation on Solaris, OpenBSD, DragonFlyBSD 4.4, NetBSD, OSX.
  • General: Fixed compilation on ARM and MIPS.
  • General: Improved compatibility on FreeBSD and Cygwin (RAM and CPU detection).
  • General: Fixed gcc segfault on cygwin.
  • General: Memory cleanups, fixed memory leaks and fix other issues reported by Valgrind.
  • Testing: Fixes on various OSes.
  • INSTALLING: Updated installation instructions for different OS.
  • TravisCI: Improved file.


daywalker's picture

Fast as lightning :) thanks!

daywalker's picture

Hi, could you update to 1.3? Thanks!

pamoedo's picture


Please note that also ethtool-cli (dependency) has been updated to latest version (4.18) and both packages compiled within SailfishOS environment. (see build notes for more details)

Thanks for testing, enjoy ;)

jayki's picture

Thank you for this, will test it :)

pamoedo's picture

Please do it and tell us if you achieve to make it work with some wifi dongle, with the internal wifi chipset is not working at all, if you wanna try and your wifi got hanged you can simply restart it with the wifi switch in the quick panel.

Thanks for testing ;)