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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


In this chapter, you saw an overview of several popular security assessment toolkits used in numerous hacking tasks and projects along with examples of their utilization in the lab environment. You now have a brief understanding of their capabilities and a foundation for further learning.

Apart from that, there are a variety of other frameworks and standalone tools for almost every task that a penetration tester can encounter or imagine during a project. So, do not hesitate to explore new tools when you have time and try them in your lab—that is one of the reasons why you have built it.

There are a huge number of tools for wireless security analysis, yet sometimes it is hard to find one on the Internet when needed. But there is a repository that we recommend you to visit: It has a collection of a massive amount of software and scripts in one place.

When you are new to penetration testing and still not sure which tools should be in your arsenal, a good place...