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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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Information sources

Our field of expertise is very dynamic and always changing. It demands professional penetration testers or ethical hackers to be aware and keep abreast of new technologies, trends, attacks, and vulnerabilities.

There is no excuse for a penetration tester who checks an infrastructure against attacks during the time of Windows 95 and does not assess the possibility of launching an attack on a newly discovered vulnerability that is breaking networks or applications all over the world at the same time.

Important information types and news for staying up-to-date and competent in our profession are:

  • Information on new vulnerabilities, new attack types, and scenarios

  • News about changes in the existing or new technologies, protocols, standards, and information security-related laws

  • News about big compromises and data breaches in the corporate world

  • Security reports and whitepapers

  • Security research results

You can obtain such information from the following sources:

  • Various security newsfeeds...