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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

Overview of different wireless security protocols

Wireless security protocols have developed over time to move the protection and encryption of wireless transmission to the network and remove the bulk of this responsibility from users. Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) was initially introduced by the IEEE to create a baseline security standard for wireless networks. In the years following its release, it was often a target of hackers who reduced the time required to compromise WEP-encrypted networks to mere seconds. WEP has been considered obsolete for many years now, and it is rare to run into it during a security assessment. In response to the failure of WEP, Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) was created. WPA is an implementation of the IEEE 802.11i standard. Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) was introduced in WPA to overcome the drawbacks in WEP. Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) is a full implementation of the IEEE 802.11i standard that is more secure than both the earlier protocols. WPA2...