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Building a Pentesting Lab for Wireless Networks

By : Andrey Popov, Vyacheslav Fadyushin, Aaron Woody
Book Image

Building a Pentesting Lab for Wireless Networks

By: Andrey Popov, Vyacheslav Fadyushin, Aaron Woody

Overview of this book

Starting with the basics of wireless networking and its associated risks, we will guide you through the stages of creating a penetration testing lab with wireless access and preparing your wireless penetration testing machine. This book will guide you through configuring hardware and virtual network devices, filling the lab network with applications and security solutions, and making it look and work like a real enterprise network. The resulting lab protected with WPA-Enterprise will let you practice most of the attack techniques used in penetration testing projects. Along with a review of penetration testing frameworks, this book is also a detailed manual on preparing a platform for wireless penetration testing. By the end of this book, you will be at the point when you can practice, and research without worrying about your lab environment for every task.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Building a Pentesting Lab for Wireless Networks
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Chapter 1. Understanding Wireless Network Security and Risks

In this chapter, we are going to review which wireless technologies allow data transfer, focusing on the Wi-Fi technology as the most important one for building our own penetration testing lab. As it is a very important topic for building a highly secure lab, we will also review the common Wi-Fi security mechanisms and their security risks in conjunction with an overview of the typical wireless attack methodology.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding wireless environment and threats

  • Common WLAN protection mechanisms and their flaws

  • Getting familiar with the Wi-Fi attack workflow