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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
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Rogue DHCP server

Another effective attack that is possible once an attacker and victim share the same wireless network is the deployment of a rogue DHCP server to service clients. The attacker will attempt to get their targets to acquire an address from them rather than the legitimate DHCP server on the network. DHCP, or Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, is a popular method to hand out IP addresses from a pool of addresses to clients that connect to the network. It eliminates the need to statically configure IP addresses on all clients where it is impractical, such as client segments where clients come on and go off the network frequently, or impossible, such as public hotspots or other guest wireless scenarios.

DHCP works in a broadcast, response fashion where a client connecting to a network sends a request for an IP address via DHCPDISCOVER and DHCPREQUEST and the DHCP server will respond with the addressing information via DHCPOFFER and DHCPACK (or acknowledgement). This process is...