Nov 17, 2016 Lauren Kyle 0Comment

Top 15 Free Wireless Network Hacking Tools For Ethical Hackers And Businesses: Last year I had published a list of popular wireless hacking tools to crack or recover password of wireless network/Wifi. Today I’m gonna update my previous list of popular wireless hacking tools for the year of 2016 which works great based on your requirements. I will not discuss here the security protocols like WPA/WEP not either the way- how a hacking tool works. I have already explained them in my previous post on wireless hacking tools.

Today the usage of the Wi-Fi networks has increased a lot. There are many individuals who prefer connecting their devices to Wi-Fi instead of using their mobile data. It is like hitting a gold mine if you get access to an open Wifi network of neighbors’ or public hot-spot. But what will you do if the wifi network you are seeing in the list of available networks is secured! Ask admin…! Of course not, so how to get access to that secured wireless network? Also, if you are a network admin of a big organization and want to monitor the activity of other employees over the intranet, what will you do? Well, there are many tools available online which will help you to crack network security and get a free access to the Wi-Fi & monitor data flow over the internet. These tools are ideal for the network admins and programmers who work on the Wi-Fi systems. Following are the top 15 free wireless network Hacking Tools for Ethical Hackers And businesses.

Top 15 Free Wireless Network Hacking Tools For Ethical Hackers And Businesses

  • Aircrack

Aircrack is one of the most popular passwords cracking tool which is used by the ethical hackers. The tool attacks WPA or\r an 802.11a/b/g WEP. A tutorial for installation and usage is also provided by the manufacturers of this tool. The tool is ideal for cracking passwords of any wireless network. Before you begin using this tool you have to confirm if the wireless card is able to inject packets which are a part of WEP attack.

Download Aircrack: http://www.aircrack-ng.org/

  • Cain & Able

This is another popular network cracking tool. The tool uses cryptanalysis method for cracking a particular wireless network. This tool intercepts the network traffic and forcibly cracks the password. By analyzing the routine protocols the tool also helps in recovering the wireless network keys.

Download Cain & Able: http://www.oxid.it/cain.html

  • inSSIDer

InSSIDer is one of the most effective tools for cracking the wireless networks. It’s an award-winning tool awarded as “Best open source software in networking”. It’s a paid tool which you can purchase for $19.99. The tool is recommended for operating systems Microsoft Windows and OS X. Besides this, it can also perform many other tasks which will be a great help to guard your wireless network.

Download inSSIDer: http://www.inssider.com/

  • WireShark

Wireshark is a popular network cracker which works as a network protocol analyzer. It’s a great choice for network admins and programmers. It will allow you to keep a track on your network’s traffic. If you have a good knowledge about network protocol systems then you will be able to use this tool smoothly.

Download Wireshark: https://www.wireshark.org/

  • CowPAtty

CowPAtty is ideal for rookies in this field as it is super easy to use. The tools work as an automated dictionary attack tool which works for WPA-PSK. This feature though makes this tool a bit slow but is much effective. The tool makes use of the password dictionary which is helpful in generating a hack.

Download CoWPAtty: http://sourceforge.net/projects/cowpatty/

  • Airjack

Airjack is another powerful tool for cracking a wireless network. The tool is used for Wi-Fi 802.11 packet injection. It is mostly used to check the flaws in the system.

Download AirJack: http://sourceforge.net/projects/airjack/

  • WepAttack

WepAttack is one of the most powerful tools used for cracking the wireless network systems. The tool is basically an open source Linux tool which is used for breaking 802.11 WEP keys. When you are working on this tool you need to have a WLAN card. The basic function of this tool is to attack the working key by using the dictionary words.

Download AirJack: http://sourceforge.net/projects/airjack/

  • Omnipeek

The Omnipeek is basically is network analyzer tool which only works for Windows OS. The basic function of this tool is to capture and analyze the network traffic. The tool also can be used for the troubleshooting purpose.

Download: http://www.wildpackets.com/products/distributed_network_analysis/omnipeek_network_analyzer

  • CommView for Wi-Fi

It is one of the popular choices for monitoring Wi-Fi networks and their protocol analysis. The tool captures the packets which can be used for decoding the WEP or WPA keys defined by the user.  The tool is popularly used by professional programmers and protocol admins for monitoring the Wi-Fi traffic. It’s also a great choice for the network admins at home.

Download CommonView: http://www.tamos.com/products/commwifi/

  • Cloud Cracker

Cloud Cracker is another dictionary based wireless network cracker. It is one of the most effective tools in this category. The tool mainly works for cracking the passwords of WPA-protected Wi-Fi networks. The tool uses a password dictionary of around 300 million words. Though the process takes a bit of time you can achieve great results.

Download Cloudcracker: https://www.cloudcracker.com/

  • Air Snort

Air Snort is one of the popular names in cracking the WEP encryption applied on Wi-Fi 801.11b network. The best part about using this tool is it is completely free and can be used on Linux as well as Windows operating systems. Though the tool is not maintained anymore but you can still download and use it. The tool passively monitors the transmission and computes sufficient encryption keys as the packets are received. It’s super easy to use this tool and is ideal on cracking the passwords of WEP network.

Download AirSnort: http://sourceforge.net/projects/airsnort/

  • Kismet

Kismet works as a wireless network sniffer and IDS for Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n layer 2 networks. This tool works best with any Wi-Fi card supporting rfmon mode. The tool collects packets passively which are helpful to identify the networks and also detects hidden networks. The tool is specially designed for server modular architecture. The tool is available for OSX, Windows, BSD and Linux platforms.

Download Kismet: http://www.kismetwireless.net/

  • Nets Tumbler

Nets tumbler is one of the most popular windows network cracking tool which finds the open access points of wireless networks. It’s free software and is only available for windows operating system. The basic use of this tool is for war driving. It verifies the network configurations and also finds the locations with the poor network. It is also helpful in detecting the unauthorized access points.

Download NetStumbler: http://www.stumbler.net/

  • Reaver

Reaver is another popular network cracking tool which is an open source network cracker which performs against the force attacks on WPS and recovers the passkeys. The toll is basically hosted on Google code. The developer has to migrate it to another platform as it can be disappeared soon. The tool is a better alternative for other tools which use the same method.

Download Reaverhttps://code.google.com/p/reaver-wps/downloads/list

  • Pyrit

Pyrit is one of the best tools which allow attaching on IEEE 802.22 WPA, WPA2-PSK authentication. The tool is free to use and is hosted by Google code. The tool is useful on many OS platforms such as Linux, MacOS X, and BSD.

Download Pyrit: https://code.google.com/p/pyrit/

Final Note

In above article, I have added 15 best open source wireless cracking tools available for free. These tools can be used to get access to any secure network and in some cases can be used for illegal purposes. In some countries few of them might also be illegal, so we suggest you to use them carefully and based on your own discretion.

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