Kismet is an 802.11 layer 2 wireless network
detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system.
It will work with any wireless card which supports
raw monitoring (rfmon) mode, and can sniff
802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11g, and 802.11n traffic
(device drivers permitting). It identifies
networks by passively collecting packets and
detecting standard named networks, detecting (and
given time, decloaking) hidden networks, and
inferring the presence of non-beaconing networks
via data traffic.
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GPS logging was added in PPI pcap files. A Ruby network API was added. Several Ruby clients were added, including a network card performance shootout tool. WPA migration mode detection was added. Initial minimal zigbee/802.15.4 plugin support was implemented. Packaging helper scripts were written. Per-capture source per-network signal tracking was added. 802.11d handling, client preferences, mac80211 card configuration, and XML logging were fixed.
Bugfixes to TCP Async handling and capture IPC, workarounds for broken ncurses on some installs, new no-data options to prevent any logging or processing of data packets, and zero-priv drone-only operation.
A new active Bluetooth scanning plugin, support for new GPSD protocols, UI improvements, and multiple bugfixes including GPS logic, segfaults in plugins, and CPU-eating bugs on reconnecting to servers.
Many bugs were fixed, including logfile and XML corruption fixes, problems with support for wireless API changes in Snow Leopard, terminal resizing bugs, bugs with the autowep key guessing plugin, and bugs in plugin support on Mac OS X. This release also includes enhancements to the plugin API and an improved kismet-ptw plugin.
This release drops the "candidate" designation, and is the first full release of the Kismet-Newcore code. It includes a number of UI improvements (better network details, more mouse support, fixed color handling, and nework notes), multiple platform-specific fixes (OS X installation, Nokia ITT bugfixes, and BSD fixes), has improved source handling on Linux, de-cloaked SSID caching, and more.