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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

MAC address Spoofing/ARP poisoning

The goal of any Man-in-the Middle attack is to be able to redirect traffic, not intended for you, through a device that you control. If an attacker is connected to the same wireless network as a targeted client, they can utilize various techniques to accomplish this. Kali provides many of the tools required to manipulate network services that will modify the destination of where legitimate clients are sending traffic. Once the modifications are in place, the clients will rely on the attacker's computer for doing things like name resolution or as the next hop for their IP traffic. Having this position in the network allows the attacker to spoof replies to the client or capture any traffic normally destined for the network gateway.

The following diagram depicts the typical state of the network where the normal communication traffic flows between the client computer and the default gateway:

On any IP-based network, wireless or otherwise, address resolution is...