Kismet is a wireless network and device detector, sniffer, wardriving tool, and WIDS (wireless intrusion detection) framework.
Kismet works with Wi-Fi interfaces, Bluetooth interfaces, some SDR (software defined radio) hardware like the RTLSDR, and other specialized capture hardware.
Kismet works on Linux, OSX, and, to a degree, Windows 10 under the WSL framework. On Linux it works with most Wi-Fi cards, Bluetooth interfaces, and other hardware devices. On OSX it works with the built-in Wi-Fi interfaces, and on Windows 10 it will work with remote captures.
Kismet 2019-07-R2 released!
A minor update; Kismet 2019-07-R2 fixes some IPC bugs in R1 that snuck through. This releases fixes some memory issues and IPC leaving helper processes running incorrectly.
Kismet 2019-07-R1 released!
A new Kismet release is out: 2019-07-R1 focuses mostly on performance and stability fixes, with lots of fixes to threads, IPC, and overall performance. The UI also sees some minor improvements and the ability to change the device list view to show APs, specific PHY types, specific datasources, etc.
Kismet now has a Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/kismetwireless; if you’d like to help support continued development. Support is always appreciated, but never required - Kismet is, and will remain, open source.
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If you’d like to chat with the Kismet community, you can find us:
- On Discord, at the Discord Kismet server
- On IRC, at the #kismet channel on irc.freenode.net
If you’d like to help out supporting Kismet dev and have a Raspberry Pi 0w, Ubertooth One, or Yardstick One that needs some Kismet love (or just protection from getting smashed in your bag), you can get acrylic cut cases at the Kismet Tindie Store.
Kismet is under near-continual development. If you’re interested in the latest cutting-edge code, check out the Kismet Git repository, either at:
$ git clone https://www.kismetwireless.net/git/kismet.git
or to checkout from the Github mirror:
$ git clone https://github.com/kismetwireless/kismet.git
Kestrel adds live mapping to the Kismet UI using the Leaflet library, and overlays network and device locations on a live map with pin grouping for dense areas.
IoD - Screwdriver
More and more devices are getting “smart” functionality, including “personal” devices. Screwdriver from IoD highlights devices advertising more than you might prefer.
Get the IoD screwdriver plugin here
Optimized mobile interface
A re-spin of the Kismet web UI by ElKentaro optimized for mobile devices like phones and tablets, which makes seeing information from Kismet at a glance much simpler.
The mobile dashboard is on Github here
Kismet report generator
A report generator for grouping devices by BSSID or SSID, with an export to PDF and CSV.
You can find Soliforte’s report generator here