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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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Infrastructure hacking tools

Infrastructure hacking is such a broad topic including so many subtopics that each of them could be distinguished into a separate huge security domain. Therefore, there are so many hacking toolsets, frameworks, and software packs for various tasks and scenarios that it would need a whole book to describe all of them. Instead of that, we are going to just review probably the most popular, free, and well-known hacking tool and framework Metasploit Framework (also known as MSF) maintained by the company Rapid7.


Nmap is the most popular network security tool used by hackers and pentesters (and our favorite). This is an excellent tool for discovery and enumeration of available live hosts, open ports and network services, and much more. It can be used for security checks, to determine a service running on the host, to identify the OS and applications, and even to determine the type of firewall used on a scanned node.

The source code and binaries of Nmap are available...