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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
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What you can learn

Needless to say, it is definitely not enough to just build a lab and try to use it without any certain plan and proper learning. This approach can bring some knowledge and skills, but it does not allow you to develop them systematically and comprehensively. We believe that a person who has learned just several attack techniques without a proper background preparation cannot reliably perform a penetration test and will identify only a part of all vulnerabilities and security flows in a target system or infrastructure.

Thus, it is essential for penetration testers to constantly improve their skills to be able to identify not only the common security vulnerabilities and misconfigurations, but also identify atypical ones using deep technology understanding and their own acquired experience.

Let's briefly introduce you to the main penetration testing domains (topics) you might be interested in.

Infrastructure penetration testing

This topic includes basic security assessment knowledge...