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Python Penetration Testing Essentials

By : Mohit Raj
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Python Penetration Testing Essentials

By: Mohit Raj

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Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Python Penetration Testing Essentials
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Chapter 4. Wireless Pentesting

The era of wireless connectivity has contributed to flexibility and mobility, but it has also ushered in many security issues. With wired connectivity, the attacker needs physical access in order to connect and attack. In the case of wireless connectivity, an attacker just needs the availability of the signal to launch an attack. Before proceeding, you should be aware of the terminology used:

  • Access Point (AP): It is used to connect wireless devices with wired networks.

  • Service Set Identifier (SSID): It is a 0-32 alphanumeric unique identifier for a wireless LAN; it is human readable, and simply put, it is the network name.

  • Basic Service Set Identification (BSSID): It is the MAC address of the wireless AP.

  • Channel number: This represents the range of the radio frequency used by AP for transmission.


The channel number might get changed due to the auto setting of AP. So, in this chapter, don't get confused. If you run the same program at a different time, the...