Logically following our assertion that our book is about creating a lab for wireless networks, we are going to start reviewing penetration testing frameworks and toolkits with a topic dedicated to wireless hacking.
When we talk about an approach and tools for Wi-Fi hacking, the first thing that comes in our minds is Aircrack-ng (http://www.aircrack-ng.org). Although there is a standalone tool for cracking WEP, WPA, and WPA2 security with the same name, the whole set of tools is called Aircrack-ng and the cracking tool is included in this set among the others.
We will not exaggerate by saying that Aircrack-ng is our favorite and the must-use toolkit in Wi-Fi penetration testing projects, though we do not always use all of the tools included in it.
The toolkit is primarily developed for Linux and command line usage and despite the fact that it can also be used under Windows, we would recommend to use it only under
*nix-like systems because there are a lot of...