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CompTIA PenTest+ Study Guide

By : Mike Chapple, David Seidl
Book Image

CompTIA PenTest+ Study Guide

By: Mike Chapple, David Seidl

Overview of this book

The CompTIA PenTest+ Study Guide: Exam PT0-001 offers comprehensive preparation for the newest intermediate cybersecurity certification exam. With expert coverage of Exam PT0-001 objectives, this book is your ideal companion throughout all stages of study; whether you’re just embarking on your certification journey or finalizing preparations for the big day, this invaluable resource helps you solidify your understanding of essential skills and concepts. The book shows how to perform security assessments on desktops, mobile devices, cloud, IoT, as well as industrial and embedded systems. You'll learn how to identify security weaknesses and manage system vulnerabilities. As you progress, you'll learn methods to ensure that existing cybersecurity practices, configurations, and policies conform with current best practices. You'll assess your knowledge by simulating cyber attacks to pinpoint security weaknesses in operating systems, networks, and applications. By the end of the book, you'll have all the resources you need to prepare for the exam - identify what you already know, learn what you don’t know, and face the exam with full confidence.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Free Chapter
About the Authors
Assessment Test
Answers to Assessment Test
End User License Agreement

Wireless Exploits

While wireless and wired networks share many of the same functions, protocols, and behaviors, there are a number of attack methods that are specifically used for wireless networks, access points, and wireless clients. These attacks focus on the way that wireless devices connect to networks, how they authenticate, and other features and capabilities specific to wireless networks.

Evil Twins and Wireless MITM

Evil twin attacks work by creating bogus access points that unsuspecting users connect to. This makes them useful for man-in-the-middle attacks like those discussed earlier in this chapter. While it is possible to create an evil twin of a secured access point, more sophisticated users are likely to notice differences like having to accept new security certificates or other changes.