In this article I will talk about the program - Aircrack-NG, I will describe its functionality and capabilities, as well as explain how to use Aircrack-NG. The Internet has long been a familiar attribute of our lives. Through the Internet, we communicate, learn news, watch movies and listen to music, learn, make money and much more. At the same time, the Internet may not always be at hand and freely available, and quite often, when searching for a free Wi-Fi network, we are met by dozens of private and password-protected alternatives. Nothing wrong! There are programs that, with due skill (and most importantly, patience) allow you to open a password to someone else's access point and enjoy the Internet from it absolutely free.
The content of the article:
- Что такое Aircrack-NG 1 What is Aircrack-NG
- Знакомимся с интерфейсом Aircrack-NG 2 Meet the Aircrack-NG interface
- Как взломать пароль к Wi-Fi с помощью Aircrack-NG 3 How to crack a Wi-Fi password using Aircrack-NG
- Видео инструкция использования программы Aircrack-ng 4 Video instruction using the program Aircrack-ng
What is Aircrack-NG
Aircrack-NG is a set of network programs designed to detect, analyze, intercept and hack wireless networks and the corresponding network traffic. Using the tools presented in this package, you can crack the WEP and WPA / WPA2-PSK security protocols, test wireless networks for vulnerability to external attacks (penetration test), perform network strength tests, and so on.
The program works with most popular operating systems (Windows, Unix, Linux, Mac OS), having also a version for mobile platforms (Android, Symbian, iOS).
The specified product is presented in two main versions:
- Console (for more experienced users and specialists);
- Graphic (GUI) - a convenient graphic format;
At the same time, working with even a simpler GUI-variant implies preliminary preparation of the user. You need to understand the conceptual apparatus, understand the specifics of the encryption algorithms WEP, WPA and WPA2, familiarize yourself with the auxiliary programs that will help us in hacking (for example, with the CommView complementary application) and so on. In the article I will talk about using the decoder of intercepted traffic Aircrack-NG.
Meet the Aircrack-NG interface
So, in order to install Aircrack-NG. Download this program from the official resource , save the archive to your hard drive, unpack it. To run the 32-bit version of the archive (under a 32-bit OS), go to the unpacked archive at the Archive folder \ bin \ 32-bit \ and run the file Aircrack-ng GUI.exe there.
You will see a program window with five main tabs:
- The “Aircrack-ng” tab allows you to crack WEP and WPA keys by searching passwords in a dictionary file;
- The “Airodump-ng” tab is a traffic analyzer, it can put traffic into IVS or PCAP files, shows information about networks;
- The tab "Airdecap-ng" will help in deciphering the intercepted traffic with a previously known key;
- The “WZCook” tab helps in restoring WEP keys, displays PMK (Pairwise Master Key) and so on.
- The “About” tab will tell us about the current version of the application and the specifics of the program improvements.
How to crack a Wi-Fi password using Aircrack-NG
Let us analyze with a simple example the algorithm for cracking the password of the neighboring Wi-Fi network, which is encrypted with the WPA protocol (now the most popular) using Aircrack-NG. To do this, do the following:
- Run the program, go to the first tab "Aircrack-ng";
- In the “Filenames” line, specify the path to the dump file with captured packets (this file can be obtained using, for example, the CommView for WiFi program );
- In "Encryption" (encryption), select "WPA";
- In the line “Wordlist” we indicate the path to the file containing a huge base of password options (it can be searched on the net);
- Put a tick in the "Advanced option" (Advanced Options);
- Put a tick in the “Specify ESSID” and indicate the name of the Wi-Fi network we are breaking into;
- Now we tick the “Specify BSSID”, and in the opened line we indicate the network’s MAC address (the same “CommView for WiFi” will help with it, in the “Nodes” tab of which we need to right-click on the network we need and select in the menu that appears "Copy MAC-address");
- Then click on the “Launch” button (launch) below and wait for the correct password to be found. Depending on the complexity of the password, the search time may take from several minutes to 5-10 hours (or even more).
I hope you understand how to use Aircrack-ng and you managed to hack the access point.
Video instruction using the program Aircrack-ng
How to get cab file:
During the process of using Aircrack-NG, please note that the full use of this product, which, de facto, works on the principles of brute force, is impossible without complementary features of third-party programs (CommView for WiFi). Successful hacking of passwords to third-party Wi-Fi networks requires regular practical exercises that allow you to develop and improve your knowledge and skills in your chosen case (in this case, hacking). The road, as is known, will be mastered only by the one walking.