Top WiFi Hacking Tools in Kali Linux 2019


Hi, Welcome to TechCybero. Today You’ll learn “What are the Top WiFi Hacking Tools in Kali Linux” which are used by professional Security Researchers or Hackers. If you are trying to Hack WiFi, then this is the Best Guide for WiFi Hacking for beginners. There are a lot of WiFi Hacking Tools in Kali Linux, but we will discuss some of the best tools used by professionals. First you need to install Kali Linux in your PC/Laptop to use these Tools. You can use some of the tools in other operating systems like Windows, Solaris etc, But I’ll recommend you to install Kali Linux for better results. 

You can install Kali Linux by using a workstation/virtual box or you can also install Kali Linux as a Dual Boot. You can follow these links for Kali Linux Installation Guide: 

  • Workstation Installation 
  • Dual-Boot Installation 


WiFi Hacking Tools in Kali Linux 

Kali Linux is the only best Operating System for any kind of Hacking. Kali Linux is used by Hackers and Professional Security Researchers for Hacking or finding Vulnerabilities in different software’s. Top Best Tools used by Hackers or Security Researchers are: 


Aircrack-ng is the most powerful and advanced Kali Linux tool for WiFi hacking. Almost all Hackers and Security Researchers uses Aircrack-ng to crack any wi-fi and get credentials. Aircrack-ng is the best tool to assess WiFi network security. You can Monitor, Attack, Test and Crack any wi-fi network by using Aircrack-ng. Aircrack-ng is an 802.11 WEP and WPA-PSK keys cracking tool that can recover keys once enough data packets have been captured. It implements the standard FMS attack along with some optimizations like KoreK attacks, as well as the all-new PTW attack, thus making the attack much faster compared to other WEP cracking tools. Visit the official website of aircrack-ng for more information. 

Official Website Link: https://www.aircrack-ng.org/ 



Wifiphisher is an automated WiFi hacking tool in Kali Linux to obtain credentials or infect the victim’s with malware. Wifiphisher works on social engineering attack and doesn’t require any brute forcing for WiFi credentials. Attackers made a phishing page that looks like original page to victims. The attack works in 3 phases: 

  1. Victim is de-authenticated from their access point.
  2. Victim joins a rogue access point. Wifiphisher sniffs the area and copies the target access point settings. 
  3. Victim is served a realistic specially-customized phishing page. 

Wifiphisher is also the most recommended tool by the security researchers and hackers. 


Wifite is only for Linux Operating System. It is an automated wireless attack tool. Wifite is the best tool if you want to attack multiple networks (WEP, WPA, WPS) in a row. Wifite was designed for use with penetration testing of Kali Linux with wireless drivers patched for injection. Wifite can sorts targets by signal strength (in dB); cracks closest access points first and automatically de-authenticates clients of hidden networks to reveal SSIDs. Wifite contains a “anonymous” feature which changes the MAC to random address and then change back to original after attack completion. 



Wireshark is the world’s most common tool for analyzing network protocol. By using Wireshark, you’ll be able to see what’s happening in your network at a microscopic level. Wireshark is a wi-fi packet sniffer. Wireshark is a multi-platform tool and can be used with Linux, Windows, macOS and many others. Wireshark is able to deep inspect hundreds of protocols. You can visit the official website to download Wireshark.

Official Website Link: https://www.wireshark.org/



coWPAtty is also the most advanced tool for attacking wireless networks. coWPAtty is a C-based tool for executing brute force dictionary attacks against WPA/WPA2 protected networks. coWPAtty is the implementation of an offline dictionary attack against WPA/WPA2 networks using PSK-based authentication. coWPAtty can implement an accelerated attack if a precomputed PMK file is available for the SSID that is being assessed. It allows its users to break WPA and WPA2 systems by taking advantage of authentication based on the PSK (PreShared Key) model. 



Reaver is a brute-force attacking tool used by Hackers to crack any wireless networks. Reaver is used to attack WPS (WiFi Protected Setup) register PINs in order to recover WPA/WPA2. Reaver has been tested against a wide variety of access points and WPS implementations. On average Reaver will recover the target AP’s plain text WPA/WPA2 passphrase in 4-10 hours, depending on the AP. In practice, it will generally take half this time to guess the correct WPS pin and recover the passphrase. 


Fern WiFi Cracker 

Fern WiFi Cracker is the most advanced and common tool for attacking wireless networks in Linux. You can only use the Fern WiFi Cracker with Linux. Fern WiFi Cracker is a Wireless security auditing and attack software program written using the Python Programming Language and the Python Qt GUI library. Fern is able to crack and recover WEP/WPA/WPS keys and also run other network-based attacks on wireless or ethernet based networks. Fern WiFi Cracker have an automatic access point attack system, session hijacking, brute-force attacks, access point MAC address geo location tracking and much more. 

Official Website Link: http://www.fern-pro.com/download 


PixieWPS is the new tool in Kali Linux for attacking wireless networks. PixieWPS is a tool written in C used to brute-force offline the WPS pin exploiting the low or non-existing entropy of some APs (pixie dust attack). As opposed to the traditional online brute-force attack, implemented in tools like Reaver or Bully which aim to recover the pin in a few hours, this method can get the PIN in only a matter of seconds or minutes, depending on the target, if vulnerable. 

Download Link: https://github.com/wiire-a/pixiewps 



I hope this article cam help you to start WiFi hacking in Kali Linux. The above mentioned tools are the most advanced and recommended tools by Hackers and Security Researchers for attacking wireless networks. Now you have a basic knowledge of all these advanced tools. The most Important thing you need to start WiFi hacking is “WiFi Adapter“. The most recommended wireless adapter for WiFi hacking is Alfa AWUSO36NH. You can purchase this adapter from the following link:


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Syed Jawad Kazmi

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