Install Hashcat Utils

Hashcat - Kali Linux

Hashcat on Kali Linux

Download the Hashcat utils

wget https://github.com/hashcat/hashcat-utils/archive/master.zip

Run the following commands to unzip and make the binaries

unzip master.zip
cd hashcat-utils-master/src
make

You can now convert an aircrack file by invoking the cap2hccapx binary

./cap2hccapx.bin /path/to/aircrack.cap /path/for/output

How to convert an Aircrack capture file to a Hashcat hccapx

Using Aircrack

aircrack-ng input.cap -J hashcat_output

Unfortunately the above command doesn’t seem to work anymore.

If you try to run Hashcat with the outputted file you’ll get an error.

hashcat_output.hccap: Old hccap format detected! You need to update: https://hashcat.net/q/hccapx

Using Hashcat utils

Refer to this guide for installing the Hashcat utils.

Basic syntax is

./cap2hccapx.bin input.cap output.hccapx

Example

~/Downloads/hashcat-utils-master/src/cap2hccapx.bin aircrack-01.cap aircrack.hccapx