KisMAC- Wireless Security Tool For MAC OS

As discussed so many topics for both Linux and Windows operating system, now this article will talk about the Wireless LAN (WLAN) security tool that are available for MAC operating system. This article is linked with the series article of Wardriving. Wardriving a act of searching/locating and exploit a access point.

If you are a close user of MAC operating system so this tool is for you, KisMAC is a free, open source wireless stumbling and security tool for Mac OS X. Kismac is a replica of netstumbler for windows and Kismet for Linux, the overall idea of wardriving is same click here to learn.

You can get and install Kismac on your MACbook and start driving the concept of gpsd is same. 
It has an advantage over MacStumbler / iStumbler / NetStumbler in that it uses monitor mode and passive scanning.
KisMAC supports many third party USB devices: Intersil Prism2, Ralink rt2570, rt73, and Realtek rtl8187 chipsets. All of the internal AirPort hardware is supported for scanning. 

Key Features
  • Reveals hidden / cloaked / closed SSIDs
  • Shows logged in clients (with MAC Addresses, IP addresses and signal strengths)
  • Mapping and GPS support
  • Can draw area maps of network coverage
  • PCAP import and export
  • Support for 802.11b/g
  • Different attacks against encrypted networks
  • Deauthentication attacks
  • AppleScript-able
  • Kismet drone support (capture from a Kismet drone)
Cracking Support 
  • Bruteforce attacks against LEAP, WPA and WEP
  • Weak scheduling attack against WEP
  • Newsham 21-bit attack against WEP
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KisMAC- Wireless Security Tool For MAC OS Reviewed by Ethical Hacking on 6:00 AM Rating: 5


  1. really good tools. are this tool same with air-crack? thanks. hope can visit my blog and support :) i click yours...

  2. yes kismac is the equivalent to netstumbler and air-crack because it provides you to crack the encrypted connection.


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