Popular Wi-Fi Hacking Tools For Kali Linux Users
Aircrack-ng is one of the most famous tools used in Kali for cracking WEP/WPA/WPA2 type security. It works with any wireless network interface controller whose driver supports raw monitoring mode. It is used to perform brute-force and dictionary attacks. Aircrack-ng is a complete suite of tools which contains 1. Aircrack-ng for wireless password cracking 2. Aireplay-ng to generate traffic and client de-authentication 3.Airodump-ng for packet capturing 4. Airbase-ng to configure fake access points.
The Second hacking tool is Reaver, This tool is used to crack WPS enabled router. This tool uses brute force attack against Wifi Protected Setup (WPS) registrar PINs so that it can recover WPA/WPA2 passphrases if your Router is WPS by default, then you can test the vulnerability of your router with this tools. You will require signal power and correct settings for working on Reaver. It can detect weak signals in less time.
3. Pixie WPS
Pixie WPS is a new tool used for the offline brute forcing of WPS pins while exploiting the low or non-existing entropy of some wireless access points that are also known as Pixie dust. Pixie doesn’t work alone; it requires a modified version of Reaver or Wifite to work with.
It is considered as the easiest tool to hack Wifi. It is not as famous as Aircrack-ng, but the most important thing about this tool is that it works where Aircrack-ng fails to work. You can consider this tool as Autopilot of Wifi hacking. This Tools not only Hacks Wifi in the easiest way, but it also hacks wifi in the best possible way. For example, when you are hacking a WEP wifi using Wifite, it uses fake auth and uses the ARP method to speed up data packets.
Wireshark is a network analysis tool that was also known as Ethereal, it captures packets in real time and displays them in Human-readable format. It is not one the best for wifi hacking Tool. Apart from Kali Wireshark is also available for Windows and Mac. The Wireshark can access big pcap files.
Fern Wifi Cracker is a wireless security auditing cum attack software program. This tool is written in Python language. This tool can crack and recover WEP/WPA/WPS keys. Fern has a Graphical User Interface. Fern Wifi Cracker runs on any Linux distribution which contains the prerequisites. If you are a beginner, then this tool is best for you. It is easy to use.
Wash is a very important Tool, this tool helps us to find WPS enabled routers in our area. A lot of routers support Wifi Protected Setup (WPS) and it’s likely enabled by default by your internet service provider or by the router manufacturer. Wash comes in Reaver package. It comes as a standard tool for Kali Linux. It is created as a robust and provides effective attack upon WPS.
AirSnort is a famous wireless LAN password cracking tool. You can hack WEP keys of the Wi-Fi802.11b network.This tool work on by observing devices. After collecting adequate packets, it works by computing the encryption key. This tool is free for Linux and Windows users. It is very easy to access. In spite not getting updated since last three years, it works very nicely. The company has decided to update it. It is linked straight to WEP hacking and therefore liked by most of the users.
WepAttack is an open source Wi-Fi hacking tool. This tool is known for cracking 802.11 WEP keys. It has all the capability available in an ordinary Wi-Fi hacking tool. It is also used as a dictionary attack. It searches all the possible security key in its dictionary for finding a compatible key. The WepAttack Linux tool gains success generally for cracking a key. It requires an operating WLAN card for successfully cracking keys. It is not widely used, because of the WLAN cards support. Overall, it works very well with WLAN cards.
Kismet is a Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n layer 2 wireless network intrusion detection system. Kismet is a Wi-Fi troubleshooting tool. It is also compatible with Wi-Fi card using rfmon mode. The Windows, Linux, OS X and BSD users can work on this tool. Kismet gathers all the available packets for locating the regular network. It is capable of identifying private networks. This tool can detect 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11g, and 802.11n networks. It is designed on a client-server modular architecture.