Preparing a penetration testing platform is not a complicated topic, but it should be properly considered in order to produce good results for your work. Normally, such a platform is based on a laptop, but not necessarily a specially prepared laptop. We consider three main options to prepare a pentesting platform and you can choose whichever you like:
Installing Linux and all necessary tools (or just a prepared pentesting distribution) as the main or second operating system on a laptop's hard drive
Preparing a virtual machine with all necessary tools installed
Preparing a bootable USB stick with a special penetration testing Linux distribution
When we talk about a Wi-Fi penetration testing machine, we always assume Linux OS by default. It does not mean that Windows or Mac OS cannot be used for that purpose. In our opinion, Linux is the most convenient OS for Wi-Fi penetration testing because it allows you to work with hardware interfaces on a low...