KisMAC

Passive stumbler for MacOS X

KisMAC is what I'd consider an advanced stumbler for Mac. If you're accustomed to sniffing out wireless networks near you, you will probably find KisMAC extremely useful. View full description

PROS

  • Great mapping of wireless networks
  • Multiple WEP cracking solutions
  • Supports lots of chipsets
  • GPS support

CONS

  • A bit complex for some
  • Can be difficult selecting a driver

Very good
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KisMAC is what I'd consider an advanced stumbler for Mac. If you're accustomed to sniffing out wireless networks near you, you will probably find KisMAC extremely useful.

Not only is it great at mapping wireless networks, it can also give you details on their performance, show clients and reveal SSIDs, whether, cloaked, hidden or closed.

The first thing you'll have to do when launching KisMAC is selecting a driver. Even though the program offers up a list of drivers to choose from, this can be quite difficult.

Read up on your Mac's hardware details to know which one works for you. Once you've found the proper driver you start scanning and searching for wireless networks.

KisMAC display useful details for each of them and even features a graph view.

A cool little feature is the world map view for GPS, letting you map out GPS connections worldwide.

KisMAC also offers a number of ways to crack WEP encrypt networks, which we don't encourage, except if you're cracking your own network for testing purposes.

One of the strong features of KisMAC is the number of chipsets it supports, including Apple Airport, Cisco Aironet or Lucent Hermes I & II.

KisMAC is an excellent stumbler to track and crack wireless networks.

Changes

  • Set Airport Active Mode as default driver if there is no driver set. Set CoreLocation as default GPS if no GPS is set.
  • Redirect logs to ~/Library/Logs/KisMAC.log
  • Reduce logging activity with active airport driver.
  • Fix Crashes in USB drivers.
  • Fix possible crash when a color had not yet been set for a network.
  • Fix Crash when network had no GPS location.
  • Fix possible crash when CoreLocation is initialized twice
  • Basic support for joining networks. Does not yet include WPA or WPA2.
  • Various crash fixes

KisMAC is a free stumbler application for MacOS X, that puts your card into the monitor mode. Unlike most other applications for OS X it has the ability to run completely invisible and send no probe requests.

KisMAC supports several third party PCMCIA/PCCards cards with Orinoco and PrismII chipsets, as well as Cisco Aironet cards. Original Airport Cards are supported too.

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KisMAC 0.3.3

— User reviews — about KisMAC

  • 103069204

    by 103069204

    "It doesn't work at all."

    It doesn't work at all. Maybe it is helpful and good app, but it doesn't scan. Will wait until fix. Self solving this ... More.

    reviewed on February 15, 2016