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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
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Installing vulnerable services

The easiest way to prepare most of the servers and network services that you will need for your penetration testing trainings is to download preconfigured VM images intentionally left vulnerable (vulnerable virtual machines). Such vulnerable VMs are the best way to get instances prepared for practicing various attacks but save your time on downloading and installing everything on your own.


Staying safe with preinstalled VM images

You probably know any sources of preinstalled VM images than those which we have mentioned in this chapter and you probably would like to use them for downloading and using certain images in your lab. But be careful and check whether the sources are trusted enough before using them to obtain an image, as there is a big risk that untrusted sources can distribute potentially dangerous images containing malware. Such images can pose high security risks not only for your lab, but also for the network your lab is connected to.

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