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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
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Security hints

In the course of this book, sometimes we are going to give you additional security hints on building and using a lab or just regarding currently discussed technologies. Security hints will be provided separately because normally they do not belong to the main content of the book, but in our opinion they are still worth mentioning and emphasizing.

So, let's present the first security hints:

  • Despite that we apply a lot of security features in the lab, it still contains a lot of vulnerabilities and you are going to test dangerous tools that can be unpredictable sometimes, so we recommend you to connect your lab to an external network or the Internet only when it is really necessary.

  • Interoperability with third-party devices should be minimized. For this purpose, access points should be placed in a controlled area. Additionally, signal ranges of our WLANs should be limited, for example, by reducing a signal power of an access point.

  • If you need to practice hacking WEP or other weak...