Aircrack-ngis a free WiFi utility available to download in order to check the security of your networks, recover keys and re-connect again.
Aircrack-ng is a free open source application which has become a very popular choice for those who are concerned about their privacy and security. It allows users to check if their systems have been attacked while surfing on the Internet or due to a risky download.
On the other hand, some users can experience problems while installing or using this tool, as it is not very easy to use. If this is your case, there are some tutorials to learn the basics to start using it.
This utility comes with three useful tools: airdecap, airmon and airdriver. Thanks to this complete suite, Aircrack-ng is able to detect and analyze any WLAN which is available in your area.
In addition, it can capture data packages from any detected network and recover both WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) and WPA (WiFi Protected Access) keys to enable you the access to locked networks.
Besides that, this tool has a great compatibility as Aircrack-ng supports a wide range of wireless adapters.
Security has become a priority for many users. For that reason, there are many similar utilities that provide the same kind of functionality.
RAR Password Recovery permits to recover forgotten passwords in RAR files. However, the speed of the process depends on the hardware and the difficulty of the different keys.
On the other hand, there is another network utility called WiFi Unlocker which also works as an auditor, recovers passwords and connects to locked networks.
Aircrack-ng 1.2 RC 2 Features
Below you will find the features of this Wi-Fi utility:
- Three different tools: airdriver, airmon and airdecap
- Analyze and check any Wlan around you
- Access to private Wi-Fi networks
- Check the security of your own wireless network
- Capture data packages
- Compatible with 802.11g, 802.11b and 802.11a
If you want to know more about this utility check the developer’s website .
Aircrack-ng is a very useful and powerful tool. However, it is highly recommend you to use this utility with your own system or the permission of the user who owns the network.
- A bit complex for new users