So I am in the basics of pentesting and whenever I use the aircrack-ng command after a while my system reboots.

aircrack-ng -a 2 -b Mac_Address -w wordlist.txt /root/Desktop/*.cap

It runs for a couple of minutes and then crashes.
Is it a hardware problem, like not enough RAM, or is it something else? I have several wordlists, some are big ones (5 hours) and some are small (2 minutes). The fact is that this happens in the small wordlists.


(sorry, I can't comment)

How big is you wordlist.txt? And how much RAM do you have?

This could be the problem. If not update your question with some more informations about your system and installed software

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