If you’re like me, you’re always hunting for the free tools out there you can add to your arsenal to keep (or in my case, test) the security of your network. Just out, a great addition to my toolset, is a new update to the well-known tool, aircrack-ng
Why have such a tool, used by the bad guys? Because it’s used by the bad guys to get into your network. It’s updated to crack more protocols, including WPA/PSK. It was one of the first tools to provide a way to crack WEP.
I have about three hundred tools in my toolkit, and only three of them are commercial tools. I’ve had to build a spreadsheet to keep up. I also use Backtrack running in VMWare. You can download VMWare’s free product, the VMWare Viewer, if you have an image (like Backtrack) you just want to run.
I also noticed, while on Vmware’s site, that you can download VMWare server for FREE. They’ll give you some serial numbers, and you can try out all sorts of tools in safety.
It’s good to know how things work.