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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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Preparing a Kali USB stick

All that's written in the preceding sections is interesting for people who want to have a "clean" penetration testing platform with only the tools they have chosen and installed. But in the most cases, it is not necessary and we would say is often not worth the time you can spend on it. The convenient solution in this case is using a prepared penetration testing distribution. We have already mentioned it in the beginning of the chapter when we talked about a VM, but let's review the process of creating a bootable penetration testing USB stick.

In our example, we will show you how to create a bootable USB stick with the Kali 2.0 penetration testing distribution on both Windows and Linux systems. If you want to do it quickly and you don't want additional complexity on your USB stick, we would recommend creating it under Windows. But if you want to create a persistent encrypted USB stick, you will need to use Linux and do everything manually. We recommend this because...