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Mastering Kali Linux Wireless Pentesting

By : Brian Sak, Jilumudi Raghu Ram
Book Image

Mastering Kali Linux Wireless Pentesting

By: Brian Sak, Jilumudi Raghu Ram

Overview of this book

Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing. It gives access to a large collection of security-related tools for professional security testing - some of the major ones being Nmap, Aircrack-ng, Wireshark, and Metasploit. This book will take you on a journey where you will learn to master advanced tools and techniques to conduct wireless penetration testing with Kali Linux. You will begin by gaining an understanding of setting up and optimizing your penetration testing environment for wireless assessments. Then, the book will take you through a typical assessment from reconnaissance, information gathering, and scanning the network through exploitation and data extraction from your target. You will get to know various ways to compromise the wireless network using browser exploits, vulnerabilities in firmware, web-based attacks, client-side exploits, and many other hacking methods. You will also discover how to crack wireless networks with speed, perform man-in-the-middle and DOS attacks, and use Raspberry Pi and Android to expand your assessment methodology. By the end of this book, you will have mastered using Kali Linux for wireless security assessments and become a more effective penetration tester and consultant.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Mastering Kali Linux Wireless Pentesting
About the Authors
About the Reviewer


In this chapter, we have discussed various ways to gain access to wireless devices. Vulnerabilities in firmware are often overlooked during the course of pentest. Firmware shipped on access points could contain vulnerabilities that may be publicly disclosed at the vendor's site, or on resources like the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures database. Once the scanning phase is complete, you should have a list of access points and clients in the target network that are in scope for your penetration test. Fingerprinting the wireless devices can tell you the make and model and possibly the exact version of software running on these devices. By performing common web application security checks on the devices, you may be able to discover if any flaws or vulnerabilities are contained in the running device firmware.

We saw that the most popular attacks on the wireless devices include Authentication Bypass, Cross-Site Request Forgery, Command Injection, and Denial of Service. In addition to...