New release: 2021-08-R1

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Kismet 2021-08-R1

Kismet 2021-08-R1 is here!


You can get the 2021-08-R1 release from the Kismet downloads page, where you can get both the source and packages for several distributions.

Changes and Updates

Kismet 2021-08-R1 brings a few notable updates:

  • UTF8/Unicode support in the UI

    Kismet will now display non-ascii characters, emoji, and other similar encodings in the web UI. This also changes the broken octal encoding that used to be used for non-ascii characters and now uses proper octal encoding.

  • New WIDS alerts

    Kismet now detects the VDOO RTL8170C exploits, and “funny” SSIDs that attack Apple products.

  • Small tweaks and improvements

    Wigle CSV files now encode the Kismet version in the upload.

    Client names are used in AP lists.

    Initial support for environmental sensors connected to Kismet.

    ticc2540/2531 udev rules.

    Minor revamping of websocket timeouts.

    Regex filtering added to the wiglecsv converter.

    Quick copy-to-clipboard buttons for some common fields in the UI.

Bug fixes

  • Handle URI parameters more correctly

  • Don’t spin on “Loading…” in the datasource window sometimes.


If you’re looking to package Kismet, have a look at the packaging guidelines.


As always, a tremendous thank you to all the contributors to the code and supporters on Github Sponsors and Patreon